Why Aren’t There More Women Running Coaches?

May 15, 2024

A 2023 report put out by the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport at The University of Minnesota in collaboration with WeCOACH found that just 18.6 percent of head coaches of college-level women’s track and field and 19.3 percent of head coaches in college-level women’s cross country were women. Additionally, only 9.3 percent of head track & field coaches were women of color, the report noted.

This is a major issue, because “same-identity athletic role models increase the accrual of positive psychosocial, health, and developmental assets for girls and women,” the Tucker Center report notes. Popsugar