The Decline of Female Head Coaches in Women’s Athletics
For the week of February 16th, 2014
Title IX is credited with spurring the growth of girls and women’s athletics. But there’s an ironic twist. In 1972, the year Title IX became law, more than 90 percent of women’s collegiate sports teams had female coaches. By 2012, that percentage had been cut in half. On this week’s Access Minnesota, Nicole La Voi from the University of Minnesota’s Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sports discusses a new study on the dramatic decline in female coaches.
Guest: Nicole LaVoi, Professor in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota, Associate Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, and Co-Founder of the Minnesota Youth Sport Research Consortium
Issues: How Title IX lead to a decline in female coaches in women’s college athletics; Why the percentage varies from sport to sport; Why men hire more male coaches; What can be done to reverse this trend; Gender balance among head coaches at the University of Minnesota