ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A new study finds major gains in the number of minority head coaches at college football’s highest level but less progress in other leadership positions.
The report released Thursday by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida examines the 120 schools in the Football Bowl Subdivision.
A record 15 coaches of color led FBS teams at the start of the 2010 season. But 100 percent of conference commissioners, 93 percent of school presidents and 88 percent of athletic directors at these colleges were white.
Six new African-American coaches were hired at FBS schools this past offseason, while Turner Gill moved up from Buffalo to BCS conference member Kansas.