In 1972, when Title IX was enacted, females coached more than 90% of women’s intercollegiate teams. Today that number is only 41%.
Help the Alliance serve more women coaches, across more levels and sports by providing more support and resources.
Upcoming Programs & Events
#TitleIXat45 Twitter Chat
Celebrate Title IX’s 45th Anniversary with in a 60-minute #TitleIXat45 Twitter Chat with the Women’s Sports Foundation, National Women’s Law Center, American Association of University Women, Women Leaders in College Sports and the Alliance of Women Coaches.
Fri, June 23
2 – 3pm ET
Member Video Chat
Top Tools For Coaches to Bring the Best Nutrition Practices and Leadership Skills to Their Team
Angela Hucles & Meg Mangano
Mon, June 26
Noon ET / 9am PT
Denver Viewing Party: 2017 Collegiate Women Sports Awards presented by Honda
Join the Collegiate Women Sports Awards, Alliance of Women Coaches, Women Leaders in College Sports, and Forward Progress Athletics Consulting at the Tivoli Brewing Tap House in the heart of Denver, CO as we honor the best of the best collegiate female athletes.
Mon, June 26
7 – 10pm MT
How can you help us make a difference?
Join the Alliance.
Alone, your voice may not be heard, but when we join our voices together, we can create change. Because of the Alliance, women coaches everywhere are louder, stronger, braver and more respected. We are fearless advocates, defenders, supporters and promoters for our profession. By empowering women to be more aware of the realities of our profession, we are expanding career opportunities for women at all levels and in all sports.
We provide a safe haven where you can speak you mind and develop your skills. Our professional growth opportunities can help you unlock more of your leadership potential. Beyond that, the sky’s the limit.
Is your goal to achieve a winning record? We can help. Hoping to inspire a promising young athlete to pursue a career in coaching? Done. Want to help elevate the role of women coaches at a national level? We’re on it.
Being a woman and a professional coach isn’t always easy. Yet female athletes are in desperate need of positive coaching, strong female role models and real-life examples of successful women in dynamic careers.
Together we will make our voices heard. Together we are making a difference. We are STRONGER TOGETHER!
Why more women coaches are needed:
In 1972, when Title IX was enacted, more than 90% of women’s teams were coached by females. Today, that number is only 43%.
Female head coaches comprise only 41.1% of head coaches of women’s teams in “big time” athletic programs. (That means approximately 6 out of 10 women’s teams are coached by men!)
In research released by the EY Women Athletes Business Network and espnW, 74% of women executives surveyed say that a sport background can help accelerate a woman’s leadership and career potential. Having positive female coaches as leaders and role models allows young girls to say “If I can see her, I can be her!”
Acosta/Carpenter. (2014). Women in Intercollegiate Sport. A Longitudinal, National Study, Thirty Seven Year Update, 1977-2014.
LaVoi, N. M. (2016, February). Head Coaches of Women’s Collegiate Teams: A Report on Select NCAA Division-I Institutions, 2015-16
EY and espnW. (2014). Making the Connection Between Women, Sport, and Leadership.