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    Women as Head Coaches

    Anybody ever think we will see a woman as a head coach of a men's team??? I only ask because I was watching the Tennessee game tonight and Pat Summitt looks like she could do it. Everytime they showed her on the sidelines, it looked like she was going to kill someone and I kinda peed a little.



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    Re: Women as Head Coaches

    She would be one if it ever happened.


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    Re: Women as Head Coaches

    No, I do not.



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    Re: Women as Head Coaches

    Summitt and a handful of others could easily take over a men's program and be successful in terms of coaching ability and talent.

    But when it comes to respect from the players, I don't think it is a possibility. That doesn't mean it's right, but I can imagine many male players would not accept being recruited let alone playing for a female coach.


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    Re: Women as Head Coaches

    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
    Summitt and a handful of others could easily take over a men's program and be successful in terms of coaching ability and talent.

    But when it comes to respect from the players, I don't think it is a possibility. That doesn't mean it's right, but I can imagine many male players would not accept being recruited let alone playing for a female coach.
    That's exactly the reason why.



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    Re: Women as Head Coaches

    Things change, society changes. Look at our presidential hopefuls for 08. A woman and a minority man? If I told someone that 20 years ago I would have been laughed at and told no way. Someday, maybe several years down the road a woman will get a chance somewhere at the D1 level.



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    Re: Women as Head Coaches

    If Pat Summitt was like 10 years younger she would get a shot I believe, but she is going to miss out.



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    Re: Women as Head Coaches

    the biggest problem for a female coach would be recruiting. Getting top notch (or even decent) high school boys to play for you would be extremely tough. Not just because of the fact they have never had a female coach, but you would have to gain their trust to hopefully build them up to the next level. That is a stigma in the basketball world that will never succumb. Not even Pat Summit, as great of a coach she is, can overcome that.


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    Re: Women as Head Coaches

    Quote Originally Posted by arganbright2 View Post
    Anybody ever think we will see a woman as a head coach of a men's team??? I only ask because I was watching the Tennessee game tonight and Pat Summitt looks like she could do it. Everytime they showed her on the sidelines, it looked like she was going to kill someone and I kinda peed a little.
    That's a very interesting question, argan. The answer goes beyond sports; it's an observation of where we are and have come as a gender-biased society.

    My personal opinion is yes, it's very possible for a woman coach to take the reigns of a mens' program. But at this point in time, it would be a political statement to make a media splash. When it comes to sport, it's assumed by many that man is superior to woman. That fact, imo, is the major reason it hasn't happened yet; chauvinism and physical superiority are still in play.

    Women, over time, have become accepted in the business world. They're slowly gaining ground in the political world. I have no doubt that women will become mens' basketball coaches, but at this point in time the testosterone is overpowering.



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    Re: Women as Head Coaches

    In 2003 Tennessee State Athletic Director Teresa Phillips coached a men's basketball game against Austin Peay. The head coach had resigned and the top assistant coach was suspended by their conference for that game. Tennessee State, which had a 16 game losing streak at the time, lost once again 71-56.

    When Rick Pitino coached at Kentucky he had a female assistant (Bernadette Locke). I'm not sure what she is doing now...



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    Re: Women as Head Coaches

    Alright, well let me ask this question. Do you think someone like Bill Fennelly would be a good men's coach???



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    Re: Women as Head Coaches

    Quote Originally Posted by arganbright2 View Post
    Alright, well let me ask this question. Do you think someone like Bill Fennelly would be a good men's coach???
    Yes, I think Bill Fennelly would be an excellent men's coach.



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    Re: Women as Head Coaches

    I think that if you could wipe all pretenses away from people's minds, and all of a sudden have a significant percentage of programs coached by women, they would succeed. Back to the real world though, it would take significant stones for a program to make that first hire, and there would probably be years of successes and failures before the relative abilities started showing up on the scoreboard.

    To answer that last question.......who knows? The men's game is certainly different than the women's game, but the fundamentals are the same. The main question would be how would Fennelly do in a leadership role over young men vs. young women. I think he would do great, but it's a different dynamic, and would require a slightly different approach.



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    Re: Women as Head Coaches

    Interesting topic.

    If it were strictly chauvanism, wouldn't the women's coaches all be male as well? A coach has to know the game, which is aided by having played it; and has to be able to relate to his/her players, which is aided by having similar experiences, etc. Some male coaches have been able to overcome the disadvantages to succeed in women's basketball; I don't see why women won't make the same jump at some point. Maybe some could now, but chauvanism prevents it? I'm not sure.

    One thing I am sure of is that there is no shortage of male coaches. For every female coach that isn't considered for coaching a men's team, there are 100 male coaches that aren't considered. (Made up statistic of the day!)


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    Re: Women as Head Coaches

    There was some minor league basketball team a couple years ago that had a woman as head coach that was pretty successful. Only reason I remember this was there was a big media fuss on her because they fired her over some arguement with the ownership or something. Can't remember the team or coach's name though.



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