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.
- 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
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:
- Black and Brown People Have Been Protesting for Centuries. It’s White People Who Are Responsible for What Happens Next by Savala Trepczynski | Time Mag (June 1, 2020)
- How to be an Ally in Light of George Floyd’s Murder |Text Dazed Digital (May 28, 2020)
- I’m An Angry Black Woman. This Is What I Want White People To Know | Candace Howz (May 29, 2020)
- “America’s Racial Contract Is Killing Us” by Adam Serwer | Atlantic (May 8, 2020)
- Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement (Mentoring a New Generation of Activists)
- ”My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant” by Jose Antonio Vargas | NYT Mag (June 22, 2011)
- The 1619 Project (all the articles) | The New York Times Magazine (subscription required)
- The Combahee River Collective Statement
- “The Intersectionality Wars” by Jane Coaston | Vox (May 28, 2019)
- Tips for Creating Effective White Caucus Groups developed by Craig Elliott PhD
- “Where do I donate? Why is the uprising violent? Should I go protest?” by Courtney Martin (June 1, 2020)
- ”White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Knapsack Peggy McIntosh
- “Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?” by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi | Atlantic (May 12, 2020)
- I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness | Austin Channing Brown
- Me and White Supremacy | Layla F. Saad
- White Fragility Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism | Robin DiAngelo, Ph.D.
- White Like Me | Tim Wise
- Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?| Beverly Daniel Tatum
- How to Be an Anti-Racist | Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
- So You Want to Talk About Race | Ijeoma Oluo
- Black Feminist Thought | Patricia Hill Collins
- Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower | Dr. Brittney Cooper
- Heavy: An American Memoir | Kiese Laymon
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings | Maya Angelou
- Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color | Andrea J. Ritchie
- Just Mercy | Bryan Stevenson
- Raising Our Hands | Jenna Arnold
- Redefining Realness | Janet Mock
- Sister Outsider | Audre Lorde
- The Bluest Eye |Toni Morrison
- The Fire Next Time | James Baldwin
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness | Michelle Alexander
- The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century | Grace Lee Boggs
- The Warmth of Other Suns | Isabel Wilkerson
- Their Eyes Were Watching God | Zora Neale Hurston
- This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color | Cherríe Moraga
- When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America | Ira Katznelson
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
- 1619 | New York Times
- The Daily | Michael Barbaro (New York Times)
- Still Processing | Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham (New York Times)
- About Race
- Code Switch | NPR
- Intersectionality Matters! hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw
- Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast
- Pod For The Cause | The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights
- Pod Save the People | Crooked Media
- Seeing White | Scene on Radio
- Understanding White Supremacy | Image
- How to Ally | Image
- How to Respond to Racist Statements | Image
- Systemic Racism Explained | Act.TV
- TED Talk: The Urgency of Intersectionality | Kimberle’ Crenshaw
- TED Talk: Can We Talk | Kenston Henderson, Sr
- Black Feminism & the Movement for Black Lives: Barbara Smith, Reina Gossett, Charlene Carruthers (50:48)
- Dr. Robin DiAngelo discusses ‘White Fragility’ (1:23:30)
- “How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion” | Peggy McIntosh at TEDx Timberlane Schools (18:26)
- WeCOACH Video Chat facilitated by the Inclusion Playbook
- Trans Inclusion 101: Building Transgender Athlete Participation Policies (must be a WeCOACH member to access)
- Inclusion Playbook
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.
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.
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.”
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.
- Know your Rights regarding Gender Equity & Title IX: Learn more
- Understanding Title IX: Learn more
- Equity Issues: Learn more
For more information about Title IX and Gender Equity Issues, call the WSF InfoLine at 800.227.3988 or email Advocacy@WomensSportsFoundation.org.
Inclusion 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.
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:
National 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:
Celebrate 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.