Former Georgia Tech head coach MaChelle Joseph looks on during an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame in February 2019.
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Why do female college coaches seem to be held to a different standard than their male counterparts?
San Antonio Spurs head coach Greg Popovich has advocated for women in coaching. He’s pictured here with assistant coach Becky Hammon at a game against the Los Angeles Lakers in San Antonio, Feb. 6, 2016.
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Sponsorship, whereby a mentor in a powerful role advocates for a mentee, is what's needed for women to advance in coaching.
Emotional abuse, which includes humiliation and intimidation, is rampant in coaching culture.
Sports training often involves exposure to challenging situations to boost performance. But this can cross the line into emotional abuse. Here's how to recognise when that happens.
New approaches are needed to address the issue of coach abuse of young athletes.
As Canada examines new measures to protect young athletes, an emphasis on rigorous police checks and educating would-be offenders is not the answer.
Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay, left, shakes hands with New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.
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Even though young leaders and old leaders may have different approaches, one isn't necessarily better than the other. But in order to succeed, a leader better be able to bridge generational divides.
Former University of Maryland football coach DJ Durkin pictured on the field in an undated photo.
Even though Maryland college football coach DJ Durkin has been fired, his 11th hour ouster will not rid college football of some of its deepest problems, argue two scholars on race and college sports.
Adelaide’s Bec Goddard (centre) is one of just two female senior coaches in the AFLW.
Despite participation rates in women’s sport growing exponentially in recent years, the number of women in coaching positions has remained frustratingly stagnant.
Coaching means many things, from simply listening to staff, to helping them set personal goals.
Research shows that coaching employees makes them feel valued and empowered, and builds better relationships with management.
Exercise practitioners and personal trainers are taught to help us set goals.
Exercise practitioners are taught to help us set goals to get active. But the way we set goals may be unhelpful, or worse, make it even harder for us to exercise.
Methods used to get athletes to their peak would be unacceptable outside of the stadium, but success papers over a lot of cracks.
Racewalkers turn a corner – keeping one foot on the ground – during the women’s 20-km event at the 2012 London Olympics.
Racewalking has been part of the Olympic Games since 1904, but gets little respect in the United States. That might change if Americans knew a little more about it.
Donald Trump embraces legendary basketball coach Bobby Knight at a campaign rally in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Politicians are often eager to embrace the support of sports stars. But when Donald Trump trots out a very specific type of athlete and coach at his events, who's he really trying to appeal to?
Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer pumps his fist after besting Alabama in the Sugar Bowl this past January.
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For coaches like Ohio State's Urban Meyer, it's not just about X's and O's.
Sally Pearson acknowledges the crowd after winning the women’s 100 metres at the Perth Track Classic earlier this year.
Long-running tension between Australian athletics team captain Sally Pearson and head coach Eric Hollingsworth has boiled over after the coach was suspended for publicly criticising the Olympic gold medallist…