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Report: College sports programs low in minority, gender hiring

Only 6 percent of athletic directors and 10 percent of college coaches in all sports are members of minority groups, according to a report by the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida. The number of jobs held in college sports by females and minorities also dropped about 6 percent last year, according to the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

“If you believe in equal job opportunities in sports, then last year was one of the worst in the 16-year history of our publication,” said Richard E. Lapchick, author of the report and director of the sports institute. “College sport has a long way to go to make it more conducive for women and people of color to find job ­opportunities.”