The Atlantic Coast Conference Leads the Way in Hiring Black Basketball Coaches

With the onset of the new college basketball season, JBHE notes that the latest data shows that 22.9 percent of all head coaches for men’s teams in the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division I are African Americans.

The Atlantic Coach Conference, with universities mainly in the southeastern part of the United States, has the highest percentage of black head basketball coaches. Half of the 12 basketball teams in the ACC have black coaches. In 1996 there were no black basketball coaches in the ACC.

In the other five major college basketball conferences, blacks make up 14 percent of the head basketball coaches.