Striking Out.Black coaches find closed doors in the college ranks
African American African American Multiculture A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. See Race. players may dominate college football fields and basketball courts, but behind the scenes it's a different story. According to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. a study by Northeastern University's Center for the Study of Sport in Society, minorities are vastly underrepresented un·der·rep·re·sent·ed
Insufficiently or inadequately represented: the underrepresented minority groups, ignored by the government. in college coaching and upper management ranks.
During the 1995-96 season, only 4.2% of the 7,101 head coaching positions in men's sports were held by African Americans. Worse yet, black women coached only 1.5% of the 6,881 college women's teams. In contrast, at the NCAA NCAA
National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I level, 63% of basketball players, 52% of football players and 6.9% of baseball players were black males.
Of the three major college sports, basketball has the highest percentage of black head coaches, 11.3%, vs. 2.7% for football and 0.8% for baseball. Moving further into the managerial ranks, only 8.6% of athletic directors Athletic director (commonly, "athletics director") is a position at many American colleges and universities, as well as in larger high schools and middle schools, which oversees the work of the coaches and related staff involved in intercollegiate or interscholastic athletic , the top management spot on the college level, were people of color Noun 1. people of color - a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks)
people of colour, colour, color
race - people who are believed to belong to the same genetic stock; "some biologists doubt that there are important . As the report concludes, the diversity in the playing fields needs to be extended to decision-making positions.
Percentage of Black Administrators at NCAA Member Institutions 1995-96 1997-98 Change Director of athletics 7.5% 6.9% 0.6% Associate director of athletics 8.2 6.8 -1.4 Assistant director of athletics 8.5 8.9 +0.4 Senior woman administrator 9.1 9.1 -- Academic advisor 20.0 24.8 +3.9 Overall(*) 8.4 8.5 +0.1
NOTE: Figures do not include historically black colleges and universities Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are institutions of higher education in the United States that were established before 1964 with the intention of serving the African American community. They are often liberal arts colleges or universities.
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Percentage of Black Head Coaches at NCAA Member Institutions 1995-96 1997-98 Change Men's teams 7.6% 7.8% +0.2% Women's teams 7.5 7.3 -0.2 Men's revenue sports(*) 12.7 13.0 +0.3 Women's revenue sports(**) 12.2 10.6 -1.6
NOTE: Figures do not include historically black colleges and universities
(*) Football and basketball.