You’re Fired!: The Impact of Race on the Firing of Black Head Coaches in Major College Football

@article{Kopkin2014YoureFT,
  title={You’re Fired!: The Impact of Race on the Firing of Black Head Coaches in Major College Football},
  author={Nolan Kopkin},
  journal={The Review of Black Political Economy},
  year={2014},
  volume={41},
  pages={373-392}
}
  • Nolan Kopkin
  • Published 24 May 2014
  • Environmental Science
  • The Review of Black Political Economy
It is well known that the hiring rate of black head coaches in major college football is not representative of the number of student-athletes that are black. However, less obvious is the fact that black head coaches may be treated unfairly when decision-makers decide whether to retain or fire their institution’s current head coach. In this paper, I use a rich dataset of National Collegiate Athletic Associate football coaches from 1990 to 2012, containing measures of coaching performance and… 

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