USF Head Coach Helen Lehman-Winters Breaking Gender Barriers | USF in the News | Scoop.it

"Helen is part of the 12 percent of females who work as head coaches for NCAA Division I men's cross country programs. Thirteen percent of head coaches for women's cross country programs are female, according to statistics provided by the USTFCCCA. In short, female head coaches--especially for men's and women's combined programs--are few and far between. 

When I shared this statistic with Helen, she was pleasantly surprised. She assumed the percentage would be a lot smaller. 

"Maybe it's because I've been coaching for so long, but I don't really focus a lot on any challenges because I don't really get outside of myself. I just focus on the coaching part of it," Helen said. "I know there's not a lot of women out there coaching men and women, but I don't really think about that. I just do what I do."

 

[Via @FloTrack]