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Lack of Minority Coaches in NFL: Challenges and Solutions

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This case study discusses the challenges faced by minority coaches in NFL due to structural barriers, career mobility patterns, and racial discrimination. It also explores the proposed solutions to increase their representation, including the draft plan, committee recommendations, and expanding the pool of coaching prospects. The study highlights the importance of equal opportunity and fair hiring practices in NFL.
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Case study1In 1920, national football league was founded and has 32 franchise located in the major cities around the world. League is not merely sports it's a business enterprises to earn the lump sum profit. There is accusation on an owner of been racial prejudice, which resultedin lower percentage of minority coaches and administration. The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES), located at the University of Central Florida (UCF), publishes the Racial and Gender Report Card annually to indicate areas of improvement, stagnation, and regression in the racial and gender composition of professional and college sports personnel and to contribute to the improvement of integration in front office and college athletic department positions. The publication of the 2015 NFL Racial and Gender Report Card follows the publication of the reports on college sport, the National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball. The remaining reports for this year will be for the Women’s National Basketball Associate and Major League SoccerTo rectify the problem lawyers Johnnie Cochran and Cyrus Mehri has proposed a plan to increase the number of the minority in NFL. Thus, they make draft choices represent the NFL's essential currency; the proposal depicts that for responsible management, those who hire minority coaches will receive extra rewards and other will lose some if they decide to refrain from hiring minority coaches(Kovach, Kenneth A). No, this draft plan will not work in case the minority coaches, as showed in many cases minority coaches believe that the hiring process are biased and there are discrepancies in that. There are fewer chances for minority coaches to be a head coaching position and there is always favoritism towards non-minority coaches. It was also perceived by most collegiate that minority coaches lack the necessary experience and skills to serve in leadership There are various explanations for the lack of minority coaches in sports as a whole. It is structural barriers and career mobility patterns which reduce the participation of minority coaches in NFL. Structure barriers include. The university conference and from where its belong whether it was a private institution or public institution and its also depends on theempirical cases of the university all the success and failure result critically examined by the conference members which influence their decision. Studies show till 2000, there had never been a black head coach in the Southeastern Conference (SEC). In the starting season of Mississippi state university in 2004, the first minor head football coach was hired named, Sylvester Croom.Other explored the possibility of racial discrimination in the dismissal and retention of college football coaches by the university administration. Minority coaches stay for the smaller number of time, and there are chances that the lack of minority head coaches is due to unfair dismissal and retention towards black coaches. Data on 81 institutions over 11 year period that contains the coach's race, variables on cumulative winning records, annual on-the-field improvement, pre and post season game participation and black coachshow a dismissal probability that is 9.6% below that of white coaches. Thus, studies showthere is possible discrimination at college level shown through the disproportionate minority and nonminority coaches. If I have a chance a chance to divert the plan to divert the plan I will surely do making a draft choices represent the NFL’s essential currency, as a proposal for responsible management, those who hire minority coaches will receive extra rewards, and other will
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