Video by Carrie Clark
In 1972, Title IX came into effect. Title IX is a civil rights law that prohibits gender discrimination on any federally funded education program or activity. The passing of this law meant that females and males were expected to receive fair and equal treatment across every aspect of schooling, including athletics.
Yet, while there has been an explosion of women participating in athletics since Title IX, only about 40% of them are coached by women.
Women are still missing from sports leadership, and it’s time for a change.
This video is a part of Twin Cities Public Television’s Game On: Women Can Coach documentary that explores the supporting research, dispels false narratives and celebrates female coaching pioneers. Produced with the University of Minnesota’s Tucker Center.