Dungy decries lack of black coaches
NEW YORK (AP) — Super Bowl-winning coach Tony Dungy called the dearth of minority head coaches in major college football "disgraceful."
Dungy became the first black coach to win a Super Bowl in 2007 with the Indianapolis Colts. Now an analyst with NBC's pregame show, Dungy said on the program Sunday night that minority coaches believe they have more opportunity for advancement in the pros than in college.
Of the 120 Football Bowl Subdivision coaches this season, just nine are minorities — and only Miami's Randy Shannon is at a BCS school. Seven of the 32 coaches in the NFL are black, including Bills interim coach Perry Fewell.
Asked whether the situation in the college game represents institutionalized racism, Dungy said, "The numbers would tell you that it is."