Madeline Belding’s MKin Major Paper Presentation

Abstract: Despite an increase in athletic participation among women, the same cannot be said for the rate of female coaches. In fact, the number of female coaches continues to decline and women continue to be severely underrepresented on the coaching side of sport. This is particularly evident in men’s sport where women hold approximately 3% of coaching positions. In men’s university basketball, there are currently no women in head coaching positions across all 3 NCAA divisions in the United States, nor are there any female head coaches in USports men’s basketball in Canada. Looking specifically at men’s professional basketball, not only are there no women in head coaching positions, but also there are only two women working as assistant coaches in the NBA.

Read More »