A History, er uh Herstory of College & Professional Sports
I was thinking recently about the celebration of the 2007 PSU Women’s Hockey Championship. It then occurred to me how there was something a bit amiss about the entire scenario. Am I the only one who noticed the coach of the team was a man? Yes, they have a woman assistant, but that none the less doesn’t change the fact that a man head coached all those talented women to the championship. As a matter of fact aren’t there also men coaching in the WNBA? Is this a problem, or just a way of life that we have all adjusted to, and accepted?
On the contrary, how many women are coaching all male major college sports teams, not to mention all male professional teams? I know that some men coach women in professional tennis, but do women coach male professional tennis players? What is up with this? Is it not a big deal? Is it just the way it is at present? Will it ever change? If not, why not? If so, when?