Hey, Sporty Moms! You Should Coach Your Daughters' Sports Teams!

I played a lot of sports as a kid, and I was coached by many, many wonderful dads. But I always felt like I connected with my few female coaches in a unique and valuable way. It was an eye-opener to see, first-hand, that not only can girls participate in stuff, they can be THE BOSS OF STUFF TOO. So why don't more moms… » 6/09/14 7:45pm 6/09/14 7:45pm

Colleges Are Doing A Shitty Job Of Hiring Female Coaches

Over the past 40 years, Title IX has given college women incredible opportunities to participate in organized sports. But curiously/depressingly, as the number of women's teams — and, by extension, opportunity to coach those teams — has grown, the number of female coaches hired continues to shrink. American… » 12/20/13 1:15pm 12/20/13 1:15pm

President Obama Is a Big Fan of Girls' Sports

Here's a glimpse into President Obama's weekend gig (because he needs something to keep him occupied) where he acts as coach to daughter Sasha's basketball team. Obama is a strong supporter of women's sports in general, saying, "I am a huge believer that sports ends up being good for kids and especially good for… » 3/26/12 11:40am 3/26/12 11:40am

Lady Football Coach Brings All-Boys Team To City Championship

Natalie Randolph took over the head football coach position at Washington, DC's Coolidge High two years ago, and proceeded to lose the first five games of her first season. But now, she's found her stride and her all-boys team is poised to play in the city championship tomorrow. Quick, someone turn this into a… » 11/24/11 5:00pm 11/24/11 5:00pm

President Obama Moonlights As Coach For Daughter's Team

The President regularly attends his daughter's Saturday morning basketball games in a suburban Maryland gym, and this week he stepped in and tried his hand at some coaching when the regular parent volunteer wasn't able to. Sasha, however, wasn't there; she's skiing in Colorado with her mother, sister, and some… » 2/19/11 11:30am 2/19/11 11:30am