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Minority OpinionA look at the 30 of the best minority coaches ready to move on.
by: PSG Research Staff
© August 2001
There are 117 Division I-A football programs and five (5) are led by minority coaches. Is this acceptable? Absolutely not. Can this situation be corrected? Absolutely.
Take this test- write down the names of all five I-A football coaches; its not that difficult (Tyrone Willingham, Stanford; Jerry Baldwin, Louisiana-Lafayette; Fitz Hill, San Jose State; Bobby Williams, Michigan State; and Tony Samuels, New Mexico State). Now, use that same piece of paper and list all minority D-IA head basketball coaches. A little more difficult because the number is 159.
So, what does the aforementioned test prove? It shows that color or race is no longer an issue for ADs in basketball. When Tommy Amaker was named Michigan's new basketball coach, there was not one mention or reference to his being an African-American; just the fact he came from Set....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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