Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources

Women in Coaching Research

2020-21 Women in College Coaching Report Card

The Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport released its annual Women in College Coaching Report Card.  Produced in collaboration with WeCOACH, the report documents the percentage of women in head coaching positions for women’s teams at 357 schools within NCAA Division I conferences for 2020-21.

Key Findings:

  • THE TREND: The percentage of D-I women head coaches went up (.4%) and is now at 42.7% (up from 42.3% in 2019-20)—the data is trending in the right direction, but is still remarkably stagnant. At this rate, increasing on average .3% over the last nine years, it will take 22 years to reach 50% and 143 years to reach pre-Title IX levels (90%) of women coaching women.
  • THE LEADERS for Percentage of NCAA D-I Women Head Coaches of Women Teams
    • Institutional leader: Florida A&M (85.7%)
    • Conference leader: Ivy League (55.1%) – also marks the first time a Conference has received a “B” grade
    • Sport leader: Wrestling (100%), NCAA emerging sport
  • HISTORY IN THE MAKING: For the first time in report card history the majority (50.5%) of the 287 head coach hires were women in one year.
  • COACHES OF COLOR: For the first-time the report analyzed coaches of color.
    • Based on the data, Women Coaches of Color are vastly underrepresented (7%) as head coaches of women teams
    • Over one-fourth (n=117, 28.6%) of Black head coaches, both men and women, are employed at HBCUs

Previous Report Card Research

Anti-Racism Resources

This page includes compiled lists of resources shared on various social media & digital platforms by our coaches, board members and leaders in anti-racism. We will update the list frequently.

Resources for Starting the Conversation with Your Student-Athletes:



Movies and TV Series
  • 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
  • American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent
  • Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada) — Hulu with Cinemax or available to rent
  • Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent
  • Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
  • Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
  • I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
  • Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.
  • King In The Wilderness — HBO
  • See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
  • Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent 
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent
  • The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Available to rent for free
  • When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix


Digital Resources



NCAA Gender Equity Resources

Title IX & Gender Equity Initiatives information Learn More

These materials are available online through the NCAA web site: www.ncaa.org/gender_equity
(NCAA member login required)

Title IX 40th Anniversary Resources: Learn More

NCAA Women Empowering Dreams video: View Now

Women in Intercollegiate Sport: A Longitudinal National Study, 37 Year Update by Acosta & Carpenter
Acosta and Carpenter released their 37 year update. We thank Vivian and Linda for their contributions and tireless efforts. Download the Report

Senior Woman Administrator Brochure
Provides an explanation of the role of the SWA and suggested best practices for optimizing the role and the contribution of the SWA to the school and conference.
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The Title IX Coordinator and Athletics Compliance
An explanation of the federally-required campus Title IX coordinator role and a sample Title IX policy. Title IX Coordinators and Athletics Compliance.
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Title IX Resources

TITLE IX: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

WeCOACH Title IX Guide


Training videos, current news, research and teaching resources are available through the NCAA Title IX Resource Center.

Information from the Women’s Sports Foundation
The Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF), founded in 1974 by Billie Jean King, is the leader in promoting sports, health and education for girls and women. The Women’s Sports Foundation continues to have a profound impact on female athletics, from its vigorous advocacy of Title IX legislation and development of public policy to its grants and scholarships, grassroots programs for underserved girls and groundbreaking research.

For more information about Title IX and Gender Equity Issues, call the WSF InfoLine at 800.227.3988 or email Advocacy@WomensSportsFoundation.org.

championsrespectInclusion of LGBTQ Student-Athletes and Staff in NCAA Programs
Champions of Respect was commissioned by the LGBTQ Subcommittee of the NCAA association-wide Committee on Women’s Athletics and the Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee in 2012.
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Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act
Check how your school is doing with gender equity numbers; see reported numbers on participation, budgets, scholarships and coaches for your school and others:
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nwlcNational Women’s Law Center information on Title IX
Since 1972, the Center has expanded the possibilities for women and girls in this country. The NWLC has succeeded in getting new laws on the books and enforced; litigating ground-breaking cases all the way to the Supreme Court, and educating the public about ways to make laws and public policies work for women and their families. The Center has been a strong advocate for Title IX in athletics and has successfully represented coaches facing discrimination:
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hogsheadCelebrate Title IX!
Coaches check this out! Silver bracelets commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Title IX, the federal law requiring equal education for boys and girls. $40 of proceeds goes to the Women’s Sports Foundation to support our advocacy work on behalf of all girls and women. $40 for 40 years — appropriate, yes? Watch now

Do you have Title IX concerns?
Call the National Women’s Law Center Title IX Hotline at (855) 437- 4263 or the Women’s Sports Foundation InfoLine at (800) 227-3988

Return On Inclusion

Return On Inclusion™ (ROI) is a groundbreaking online learning platform for coaches, athletic administrators and athletic staff. ROI is a sport-specific diversity and inclusion education platform designed to develop inclusive leaders and foster a culture of belonging across social and cultural differences.