Abstract

This paper helps illustrate the decline of female coaches in the NCAA post Title IX. Before Title IX was passed female coaches coached over 90% of female athletes and currently, while female sport participation is at an all-time high, female’s coaching female athletes is not. This drop in females coaching is a serious issue that demands change. This paper calls for change within the current NCAA administrative structure. This paper looks at recent literature surrounding the issue and replicates a study conducted by Dr. Nicole LaVoi from the University of Minnesota that illustrates the issue at the Division I level. The Division II level is not widely researched and this paper can add to the literature surrounding the decline of female coaches. Giving an institution a grade helps compare them to others with likeness. Ultimately this project answers the following question: What percentage of women occupies head coach positions for women’s sport teams at the top ranked 25 football schools at the Division II level for the 2014-2015 academic year?

Keywords: Title IX, female coaches

Advisor

Sungho Cho & Jacquelyn Cuneen

Second Reader

Amanda Paule-Koba

Semester

Spring

Year

2015

Degree

M.Ed.

Program

Sport Administration

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