How to talk to your black coach and get a black interview
Black coaches are more likely to be hired if they have an athletic trainer who can provide them with tips on how to communicate with black players, according to a study by the University of Pittsburgh.
The researchers found that black coaches were more likely than white coaches to receive an athletic training session, and that black coaching staffs were also more likely “to receive a call-in to explain their coaching style to black players.”
The study, conducted by University of Pennsylvania researchers and published in the journal Advances in Athletic Training, also found that coaches who received training from a black trainer were more than twice as likely to have a positive attitude toward their team, and were more inclined to trust the coach and report positive performance.
“Black coaches who had a trainer who was more than 1,000 miles away were more positive about their team than black coaches who did not,” said senior author Dr. Charles R. Williams, who is also a professor of sports medicine and rehabilitation at Penn State.
“It seems that a lot of the positive things coaches report about themselves is related to their trainer.”
The researchers surveyed 1,200 black coaches in their research program from 2009 to 2015 and also surveyed 1.6 million white coaches.
The majority of black coaches interviewed had been coaches for less than 10 years, and many of them were hired after their first year in coaching.
The study also found some similarities between black coaches and white coaches, but that the difference was not as big as the difference between white and black coaches.
“We know that the gap between the two groups in terms of positive and negative attitudes toward their coaching staff is very small, but it is much smaller than the difference in negative and positive attitudes,” Williams said.
“This is one of the first studies that shows a significant difference in how black coaches are treated in coaching.” “
There are some differences between black and white, and there are some similarities, but the differences are small and there is a lot more variation between blacks and whites.”
“This is one of the first studies that shows a significant difference in how black coaches are treated in coaching.”
Black coaches who have a trainer with a black background are also less likely to get an interview, which may be due to concerns about hiring them, Williams said, adding that he is not aware of any studies on this topic.
Williams said the study has some limitations, however.
It’s possible that the trainers were more friendly with the black players in the study, and the results may not be generalizable to coaches in general.
Another limitation is that the study looked at only coaches who were white.
It doesn’t take into account other factors, like coaching staff, which could affect hiring decisions.
“The study doesn’t really look at hiring bias in general,” Williams added.
“So I’m not sure what the results mean for hiring practices for coaches with a non-black background.”
Williams added that he hopes the study will provide a more complete picture of how hiring practices may be affected by race.
“This could be an important thing for the field of sports psychology to do,” he said.
The University of Penn State is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Psychological Association.
Williams and his colleagues conducted their research by recruiting and interviewing a sample of 1,600 black coaches from the 2009-15 academic year.
The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Center for Biotechnology Information.