Tony Dungy: Lack of Black NCAA Coaches “Disgraceful”
One the heels of Alabama's win over Florida, a legendary NFL coach is has taken to the airwaves in an effort to end what has become a very serious issue in the world of sports.
Taking time out his of regular football analyst duties as a member of NBC's pre-game show, Tony Dungy publicly decried the lack of Black head coaches currently employed at major universities, revealing what many minority sports enthusiasts see as one of the last obvious racial hurdles.
There are only 9 minority coaches currently working at one of 120 major bowl eligible schools, of which, Randy Shannon of Miami is the only head coach leading a BCS college.
“The numbers would tell you that it is,” said the Super Bowl-winning coach when asked whether the lack of Black, or faces of any color, on college football sidelines represents institutionalized racism.
Alumni and booster clubs have traditionally allotted coaching jobs to people that they feel are the “most qualified,” often neglecting to check whether someone that may look different from them would be fit for the position.
Ironically, Black coaches have a better chance to become a head coach in the NFL than they would a college shot caller; seven of the league's 32 teams have Black men serving as top coach.
I pose this question to you Hip-Hop Wired fans. . .
Is the lack of Black head coaches in the NCAA institutionalized racism or is the “apparent” lack of qualified men an inconvenient reality???
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