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LaVoi comments on female coaches in the Daily Chronicle

LaVoi-Nicole-2010.jpg Dr. Nicole LaVoi, teaching faculty in the School of Kinesiology and associate director of the Tucker Center, weighs in on why there has been an increase in females that participate in sport but a decrease in females coaching.

In the article titled, "As more girls play sports, fewer women have coaching jobs," LaVoi notes, "When jobs become more desirable and they become better-paid, the men will start infiltrating those jobs and that's exactly what we've seen with coaches of specifically girls basketball." LaVoi continues to explain that in order to change stereotypes there needs to be more women in powerful positions such as head coaching.

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