Number of Women Coaching in College Has Plummeted in Title IX Era By JERÉ LONGMAN MARCH 30, 2017DALLAS — … In 1972, when the gender equity law known as Title IX was enacted, women were head coaches of more than 90 percent of the N.C.A.A.’s women’s teams across two dozen sports. Now that number has decreased to about 40 percent.“I want to think sexism is too simple of an answer, but what is it if it’s not that?” said VanDerveer, the only woman beside Pat Summitt to have won 1,000 career games in Division I. “Anytime someone hires a male coach and says, ‘Coaching is coaching,’ well, why aren’t more women in men’s basketball?”Perhaps because 99% of sports were invented and developed by males as a test of masculinity?
The most successful coach in women’s college basketball is of Connecticut, which has won 111 consecutive games and is seeking its fifth consecutive national title — and 12th over all. In the second semifinal of the N.C.A.A. tournament on Friday, UConn will face Mississippi State, also coached by a man, Vic Schaefer.… As more money and higher salaries came into college sports, men became increasingly interested in coaching women’s teams. (In October, Auriemma signed a five-year contract extension that will pay him at least $13 million).[Comment at Unz.com]