Report Card: Record number of minority head coaches
- by Doug Samuels 2 years ago
Two years ago, there were no black head coaches in four of the BCS conferences.
Thanks largely to the success of NFL minority coaches like Tony Dungy, Mike Tomlin, Lovie Smith and Jim Caldwell earlier in the decade, five out of the six FBS conferences have at least one minority head coach this season.
The Big Ten is the only conference with no minority head coaches. The ACC, SEC and Pac-12 each have two minority head coaches in their conference.
In the past two years alone there have been 19 minority coaches hired at the FBS or FCS level (not counting historically black colleges and universities). According the the annual report card from the Black Coaches and Administrators, there have only been 51 minority head coaching hires since 1979. According to the report, there are now a record 28 minority head coaches at the division 1 level (FBS & FCS).