Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Football, NFL, Coaches, Players, Demographics, Race, Gender, Title IX, NCAA Division I, Volleyball, Women, Coaches
National Football League; Football coaches; Diversity in the workplace; Racism; National Collegiate Athletic Association; Volleyball coaches; Women coaches (Athletics); Sex discrimination in employment
The day following the end of the NFL regular season has come to be known as “Black Monday” as it is the day that head coaches of poorly performing teams are fired. I would suggest that some consideration be given to changing the term to “White Monday” because the firing of coaches has resulted primarily in the opening of head coaching positions to white coaches. On another coaching front, a similar story, but this one based on gender was highlight recently by The New York Times. Since the passage of Title IX, women’s sport has experienced considerable growth. At the NCAA Division I level, women playing volleyball outnumber men by a ratio of ten to one. At the recent finals of the NCAA Volleyball Championships, there were no women head coaches of the final four teams.
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Crepeau, Richard C., "The NFL and Volleyball" (2020). On Sport and Society. 844.