Coaching group 'concerned' over lack of minority hires
A group representing and advocating for minority coaches in college sports says it is concerned the football hiring season will pass without a single minority candidate filling an open position.
The National Association for Coaching Equity and Development says colleges are not adhering to a pledge signed to address the dwindling numbers of minority coaches.
The most recent report card published in April by the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport said nearly 88 percent of coaches in the Bowl Subdivision schools were white. The number of minorities coaching football in the 2015 season went up from 14 to 16, but two of those men – Charlie Strong at Texas and Darrell Hazell at Purdue – were fired this season.
Four of the 12 openings at FBS schools have been filled so far this season, all by white men.