News & Brews – The Collegiate Coaching Diversity Pledge
Originally published on November 11, 2020
Updated on June 16th, 2022
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Currently, more than 50 athletics directors have opted in to the Collegiate Coaching Diversity Pledge (CCDP), a movement to bring equity to the hiring of head coaches. We’re continuing to spread the word about the importance of the project—not only to promote the mission of diversity and inclusion in collegiate athletics, but also to point out some financial benefits that will result from widening the pool of qualified head coaching candidates.
Joining Ken and Katie today is Jason Belzer, founder of AthleticDirectorU, the organization sponsoring the CCDP. We’ll discuss how the pledge came to be and the vision for it going forward. Katie will also share more information about James Moore’s role as third-party clearinghouse and what financial leaders can do to help promote the pledge. And of course, they’ll share their brews of the month.
00:10 – Welcome and Introductions
00:50 – Jason Belzer’s Leadership Bio & The Collegiate Coaching Diversity Pledge
03:35 – How Collegiate Coaching Diversity Pledge Differs from Rooney Rule
05:31 – James Moore’s Role as Third-Party Clearinghouse
07:55 – Impact of COVID-19 on the Collegiate Coaching Diversity Pledge and How ADs Can Sign Up
10:38 – Financial Impact of Increased Diversity
13:05 – Brews of the Month
14:42 – Wrap-Up
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