Tag Archives: gender and coaching

And a man shall lead them . . . again

TweetThe U.S. women’s national soccer team has a new coach, one with plenty of international coaching experience and success.
But even before Tom Sermanni, a Scot in charge of the Australian women’s team, was hired Tuesday by the U.S. Soccer Federation, there were worries about a factor over which he has had no control.
His gender.
A few [...]

Gender and coaching women’s basketball, Part II

TweetI had no sooner pushed the button on yesterday’s post on the issue of gender and coaching women’s basketball than ESPN The Magazine, as part of the Worldwide Leader’s flood the zone Title IX coverage, published “The Glass Wall” on the same topic, but that reached an entirely different conclusion.
Written by Luke Cyphers and Kate [...]

Gender and coaching women’s basketball

TweetThe moves of Wisconsin-Green Bay coach Matt Bollant to Illinois and Bowling Green’s Curt Miller to Indiana this week raised a different set of eyebrows than they might have a decade or so ago.
In leaving established, NCAA-successful women’s mid-major teams for long-downtrodden Big Ten programs, Bollant and Miller represent the kinds of hires some athletics [...]