MOAA Supports BCA in Football Hiring Process|
Nov. 30, 2007
CLEVELAND, OHIO - As we enter into another hiring season for college football head coaches, the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA) stands with the Black Coaches & Administrators (BCA) requesting that university trustees, presidents, directors of athletics and supporters insure that the application, interview and selection process be fair and transparent.
There are a number of highly qualified minority coaches ready to explore all of these excellent opportunities. However, in the past five years very few of these individuals have been given the opportunity to interview for open head football coaching positions. In 2007, only two minorities were hired despite 17 known available positions.
"While that was a step in the right direction, we need to continue to move forward," said Clint Bryant the president of MOAA and director of athletics at Augusta State University. "The hiring process for positions in athletics needs to be given the same attention as any other hire on campus in order to insure diversity and equality in athletic departments."
MOAA also recognizes and supports the BCA in supplying lists of outstanding minority candidates to all institutions with current head football coaching vacancies. These vacancies represent a great opportunity for the institutions involved to play a lead role in creating an equitable balance in the field of coaching.
As experienced intercollegiate administrators, we look forward to continuing our efforts in establishing a shared agenda between the institutions involved in this process and the minority coaching candidates, in hopes that increased minority head football representation does occur.
The Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA) provides opportunities to exchange ideas, advocate increased participation and administrative opportunities for minorities in athletics. MOAA also promotes generating a sports culture that supports the values necessary to teach and learn respect for self and others.
For more information or if you wish to contact the MOAA
P.O. Box 16428
Cleveland, Ohio 44116