ESPN Study: Pac-12 ranks well in black hires for college football leadership

By Adam Rittenberg, ESPN: In 1981, Dennis Green became the first Black head coach of a Power 5 football program (Northwestern). Two years earlier, Willie Jeffries broke the same ground in Division I-A (now FBS) at Wichita State.

Green and Jeffries were pioneers in a sport where Black men had increased representation on the field but not the sideline. But four decades after Green’s hiring, college football’s leadership remains disproportionately white, despite recent diversity initiatives.

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