Infographics: Gender and Race of Assistant Coaches in NCAA Softball

Infographics: Gender and Race of Assistant Coaches in NCAA Softball

Women held almost three out of every four assistant coaching positions in NCAA softball’s three divisions in 2016-17, as shown above. By race (see below), overall NCAA assistant coaches were predominantly White (86.5%), followed by Black (4.5%), Hispanic/Latino (3.9%), and Asian (1.1%).

Over the past ten seasons, every group surveyed has increased the number of female assistant coaches except for American Indian/Alaskan Native, who saw their total number of coaches decrease from three in 2007-2008 to just one coach in 2016-2017 (see below). White females added 296 coaches over that time span, followed by 24 additional Hispanic/Latino coaches, 18 coaches of Two or More Races, 18 classified as Other, and 16 Black coaches.

Male assistant coaches (shown below) either increased or maintained their number of coaches in every category except for Hispanic/Latino, which lost one coaching position. White male coaches saw the biggest increase by adding 40 coaches over the past 10 seasons while Black coaches increased by 10 positions.

Source: http://web1.ncaa.org/rgdSearch/exec/saSearch