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8-5-2020 12:00 AM

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Department

Leadership and Organizational Studies

Advisor

Elizabeth Guryunova, PhD

Abstract

This research identifies the very low number of women in positions of coaching and leadership in college basketball including both men’s and women’s basketball. Women coached just over 50% of NCAA Division 1 collegiate basketball women’s teams; and with over 350 Division 1 teams, it is sad to see only about half of those women’s teams being coached by women. Out of the 30 NBA teams with an average of five or six coaches per team, there is only one woman among NBA coaching staffs. Proving that this trend shows to be true in professional basketball as well. In addition, in the WNBA, only half of the Head Coaches are women, which does not say much when it is only a 12-team league that lasts three months. This research will utilize integrative literature review methodology in order to clarify the state of women in coaching.

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Alarmingly Low Number of Women Coaches in College and Professional Basketball

This research identifies the very low number of women in positions of coaching and leadership in college basketball including both men’s and women’s basketball. Women coached just over 50% of NCAA Division 1 collegiate basketball women’s teams; and with over 350 Division 1 teams, it is sad to see only about half of those women’s teams being coached by women. Out of the 30 NBA teams with an average of five or six coaches per team, there is only one woman among NBA coaching staffs. Proving that this trend shows to be true in professional basketball as well. In addition, in the WNBA, only half of the Head Coaches are women, which does not say much when it is only a 12-team league that lasts three months. This research will utilize integrative literature review methodology in order to clarify the state of women in coaching.

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