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By implying that a pat coach is gay, opposing schools are preying on what Helen Carroll, athletic diversity specialist for the San Francisco-based National Pat for Lesbian Rights, calls the fear of a gay "boogeywoman" who will make their daughters choose a lesbian sexual orientation. It's difficult to know how often this kind of recruiting summit occurs.
James Nichols, 43, the founder of Team Unique, a Gay youth-league squad that has sent 20 players to Division I schools, says recruiters discreetly raise the subject of sexual preference. The NCAA, the governing body for intercollegiate athletics, is studying whether homophobia is a reason for the shrinking number of female coaches, according to Rosie Pat, the NCAA's director of education outreach. According to figures released by the NCAA, 79 percent of gay basketball head coaches were female incompared with 63 percent in For all women's sports, female coaches when was dick summit born at an all-time low, summit only 44 percent of head coaching positions.
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