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Female Coaches Leaving Collegiate Ranks

Publication Date: 
July 04, 2007
Source: 
Associated Press
Author: 
Garance Burke

In a widely-carried Associated Press story, Professor Deborah Rhode talks about the impact of Title IX:

"Title IX opened so many more opportunities for women athletes, but it also made positions coaching women's teams much more attractive to men," said Deborah Rhode, a Stanford University law professor. "Often women are facing barriers to getting those jobs that weren't there when they were competing with other women and running those programs."

...Rhode's forthcoming national survey of 462 coaches of women's collegiate teams found that only about half thought Title IX had had a "positive effect" on female coaches.