Tucker Center’s Boucher, LaVoi publish in International Sport Coaching Journal

Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD and
Courtney Boucher, PhD

The Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport‘s Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, director and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, and Courtney Boucher, PhD, assistant director for research and programming, have published in the International Sport Coaching Journal. The article, “A Longitudinal Examination of Homologous Reproduction in Athletic Directors’ Hiring of Intercollegiate Head Coaches for Women Sports,” describes a study which found that the percentage of women coaching women’s teams at the college level has not changed much in the past decade. The study also found that the gender of the person doing the hiring (the athletic director) can affect who gets hired as a coach, with men more likely to hire other men.