Tucker Center scholars publish

Nicole M. LaVoi and Matea Wasend

Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, Tucker Center director and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, and co-author Matea Wasend, former Kinesiology Master’s graduate and Tucker Center research assistant, have published an article in a special issue on women in sport coaching that LaVoi helped co-edit for the Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal.

Are Women Coached by Women More Likely to Become Sport Coaches? Head Coach Gender and Female Collegiate Athletes’ Entry into the Coaching Profession” examines the relationship between college female basketball players’ post-playing career behavior and the gender of their collegiate head coach. The research asks if female collegiate Division-I basketball players who are coached by female head coaches are more likely to enter the coaching profession than are athletes who are coached by men, and also asks if female basketball players do enter coaching, are those who were coached by women more likely to persist in coaching?