Tucker Center releases annual Women in Coaching Report Card

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 8:45am

2017-18_select_7_coverThe Tucker Center, in collaboration with the Alliance of Women Coaches, is proud to announce the release of the 2017-18 Head Coaches of Women’s Collegiate Teams: A Report on Seven Select NCAA Division-I Conferences [AAC, ACC, Big East, B1G Ten, Big 12, PAC-12, SEC] report and infographic. 40+ years after the passage of Title IX, female sport participation is at an all-time high but the percentage of women coaching women at the collegiate level is stagnant. While the number of collegiate coaching opportunities is also at a record high, only 20% of all college coaching positions for men’s and women’s teams are filled by women. One goal of this report is to change that trend. Highlights of 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%
  • In 60% of vacant head coach positions, a male was hired, 14% were of female head coaches were replaced by a new male head coach
  • 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

Download full report and infographic, as well as reports from D-III and D-II here.