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Type Journal Article
Scope Discipline-based scholarship
Title Head coach tenure in college women’s soccer. Do race, gender, and career background matter?
Organization Unit
  • Cornel Nesseler
  • Carlos Gomez-Gonzalez
  • Thadeu Gasparetto
Item Subtype Original Work
Refereed Yes
Status Published in final form
  • English
Journal Title Sport in Society
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Geographical Reach international
ISSN 1743-0437
Volume 24
Number 6
Page Range 972 - 989
Date 2021
Abstract Text This study aims to analyse the tenure of head coaches in college women’s soccer in the USA and puts the focus on the influence of race and gender. The analysis includes individual characteristics of coaches (educational and professional background), team performance, institutional characteristics, and geographical differences (at the state level) from 1977 until 2015. The main results show that African American coaches and women have a significantly shorter tenure in these college institutions. Other factors related to the background of coaches and the characteristics of institutions also play a significant role. The findings are relevant for coaches from minority groups and athletic departments, who are interested in equity in sport. Future research may use an alternative approach to investigate the causes of tenure disparity in college women’s soccer.
Digital Object Identifier 10.1080/17430437.2019.1710133
Other Identification Number merlin-id:20159
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