New data on women college coaches!

2017-18 Select 7 cover
Jamelle Elliott, Head Women’s Basketball Coach, at U of Cincinnati, Alliance of Women Coaches member, NCAA Women Coaches Academy graduate

To celebrate National Girls & Women in Sport Day, the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport (where I am the co-director) released its annual Women in College Coaching Report Card. Produced in collaboration with the Alliance of Women Coaches, the report documents the percentage of women in head coaching positions at institutions in seven select NCAA Division-I conferences (AAC, ACC, Big East, B1G Ten, Big 12, PAC-12, SEC) for 2017-18.

Key Findings:

  • The percentage of women head coaches of women’s teams went up for the 5th year in a row and is now at 41.5% (the bad news is that number is stagnant!, works remains to be done!)

  • In 60% of vacant head coach positions, a male was hired

  • Cincinnati and University of Central Florida were the only institutions to be awarded an A grade.

  • Nine institutions earned F grades

  • None of the select 7 NCAA D-I conferences received above a C grade

  • NCAA D-III institutions have the highest percentage of women head coaches at 45.7%

To read the full report, download the infographic, discover how the report is making a 2017-18 Select 7 infographicdifference, learn about interesting trends (including insight into which of the 86 select “big time” NCAA Division-I institutions, sports and conferences receive passing and failing grades, and see our NCAA D-III and D-II Report Cards visit : http://www.TuckerCenter.org

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