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Stagnant ChangeWhile the hiring of Tyrone Willingham at Notre Dame is a huge step, the overall number of African-Americans hired as head coaches is declining.
by: Steve Silverman
© August 2002
Itís not about interviews. Itís not about getting close. Itís not about making a good impression.
Itís all about getting the job.
For minority coaches, itís time that progress is measured by the actual number of head-coaching slots that get filled. In the past, African-American coaching candidates had a hard time getting interviewed for head-coaching positions and when those interview chances came about, they were done with a wink and a wry smile.
ďSure we interviewed a black candidate,Ē an athletic department administrator might say. ďBut the guy we hired just blew us away in the interview.Ē
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