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The Buck Stops Here: Assessing Diversity among Campus and Conference Leaders for Football Bowl
Subdivision (FBS) Schools in the 2010-11 Academic YearBy Dr. Richard Lapchick with Jamile M. KitnurseOrlando, Fla.… November 11, 2010 – The key leadership positions at Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) schools and conferences remain overwhelmingly white and male, even though a record-high 15 head coaches of color led FBS (formerly Division I-A) teams at the start of the 2010 college football season, according to a new study released by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at the University of Central Florida. The 15 head coaches of color represent 12.5 percent of the 120 FBS coaches.TIDES released The Buck Stops Here: Assessing Diversity among Campus and Conference Leaders for Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) Schools in the 2010-11 Academic Year. This is a study that examines the race and gender of conference commissioners and campus leaders, including college and university presidents, athletics directors and faculty athletics representatives for all 120 FBS institutions. The study also includes head coaches, offensive and defensive coordinators, assistant coaches and student-athletes for the football teams. Finally, the faculty as a whole is examined.Richard Lapchick, director of TIDES and principal author of the report, said, “Women and people of color who seek leadership positions in American higher education and in college sport face enormous odds. The leadership in the power structure in college sport remains overwhelming white. In FBS institutions, this includes 100 percent of the conference commissioners, 92.5 percent of the presidents, 88.3 percent of the athletics directors, 93.6 percent of the faculty athletics reps, 87.5 percent of the head football coaches and 83.3 percent of the faculty.
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