Report: Minority Head Coaches Underrepresented in Texas High School Football

Style Magazine Newswire | 2/23/2018, 1:40 p.m.
In Texas, African-American and Hispanic high school football coaches are underrepresented when compared to the schools they coach and the ...
Paschal interim head football coach Michael Holcomb/credit Paul Moseley

Source: star-telegram.com

In Texas, African-American and Hispanic high school football coaches are underrepresented when compared to the schools they coach and the state as a whole, according to a new demographic study created by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football. The study examined the 253 teams that make up the University Interscholastic League’s Class 6A, the largest schools in Texas high school football, with enrollments of 2,190 and higher. Of those 253 coaches, 179 are white; 45 are black; 28 are Hispanic; and one is Pacific Islander. In contrast, while more than 70 percent of the 6A coaches are white, just 26.4 percent of the students that attend those schools are white, compared to 50.6 percent Hispanic and 14.1 percent African-American, according to data Dave Campbell's Texas Football obtained from the Texas Education Agency.