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Study: Black coach numbers lowest in 15 years

Days after the election of the country's first black president, a study shows the number of African-American coaches in major college football is the lowest in 15 years.

With the recent dismissals of Ty Willingham at Washington and Ron Prince at Kansas State, the number of black head coaches in the 119-school NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision has been reduced to four.

In 1997, there were a record eight black head coaches. In 1993, there were only three.

Fifty-five percent of all student athletes are minorities.

The report by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida polled every major college on the ethnicity of its coaches, athletic directors, presidents, faculty, student athletes and NCAA faculty representatives.

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