No action from NCAA committee on pair of minority hiring policies

November 13, 2020 By

An NCAA committee this week declined to vote on or recommend two policies that broaden opportunities for minority candidates to interview for high-profile jobs in college athletics.

Oregon’s Rooney Rule, a state law since Jan. 1, 2010, requires state schools to interview at least one qualified minority candidate for all head coach and athletic director openings. The Russell Rule, adopted in August by the West Coast Conference, requires all member institutions “to include a member of a traditionally underrepresented community in the pool of final candidates for every athletic director, senior administrator, head coach and full-time assistant coach position.”

Sam Sachs, founder of The No Hate Zone and an advocate for both policies, said NCAA president Mark Emmert told him in an email that the CPCDE would review both policies and possibly recommend them to the NCAA’s board.

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