They just released the report for year 35.
Here are some of the highlights:
- The most women ever are employees (coaches, trainers, sports information directors, administrators, in intercollegiate athletics.
- Participation is the highest ever as is the number of teams per school (8.73 average)
- The number of women coaching women's teams is at the highest level since the start of the study.
- But 57.1 percent of women's teams are still coached by men as are 97-98 percent of men's teams.
- And only one in five coaches of intercollegiate teams are women.
- But there are 100 more women in head coaching positions today than in 2010
- One of the most interesting and startling statistics to me was that almost all schools have Sports Information Directors but only 9.8 percent are women. (Is there a connection between this stat and the lack of media coverage of women's sports?)
- And DI has the lowest percentage of women as SIDs (3.1%)
- Women are better represented as strength and conditioning coaches, though. In DI Football Bowl Subdivision schools there is at least one female S/C coach. (The issue remains though how many of those women are hired solely to train female student-athletes. This is the first year the study has addressed S/C coaches. Maybe in future years some of this information will be added.)