Baeth receives NCAA grant for women coaches study


Anna C. Baeth, doctoral student in sport sociology in the School of Kinesiology and research assistant in the Tucker Center, has been awarded a $6,250 grant from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for her proposal, “Analyzing the Pathways of Women Head Coaches with a 20+ Year Career Longevity in NCAA D-I Sport.” Baeth’s research focuses on women who have stayed in D‑I coaching for over 20 consecutive years and centers on supports—rather than barriers—that women coaches face. Baeth writes that “findings from this study will have significant implications for awareness, coach recruitment and retention, and increasing diversity in the coaching profession.”