NCAA women’s tournament features 12 Black female coaches

Published March 18, 2022


The Associated Press featured Felisha Legette-Jack in a report that there are 12 Black coaches leading teams in the women’s NCAA Tournament, more than double the number from a year ago. The UB's women's basketball coach
believes the success Black women are having is breaking down barriers. “People are noticing they are Black and winning,” she said. “But also that their messages are so amazing. More doors are opening for at least getting interviews for Black coaches. Seeing so many be successful and reach the NCAAs can only help get more opportunities.” She added: “You used to see coaches that don’t look like us get a job, lose a job and get hired again. It’s like their birthright. But now you get a sense that things are changing.”

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