Dr. Nicole LaVoi (Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi)



University of Minnesota

About Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi:

A former collegiate coach and current athlete turned academic, I teach sport psychology and sociology of the U.of Minnesota.

Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi's Favorite Sports:

W College Hoops, WNBA, NWSL, Tennis, Snowboard, Jump Rope, Yoga

Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi's blog is a member of the Women Talk Sports Network:

One Sport Voice

Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi: This blog reflects my critical eye and voice on all things sport. I am a critical thinker, scholar, and researcher in girls & women in sport, youth sport, and coach & sport parent education.

Why a Woman Coach in the NBA Matters
Becky Hammon, Assistant Coach San Antonio Spurs This summer an NBA team was in the news… for hiring a women to the coaching staff. During the first week of August 2014, the San Antonio Spurs made history when they hired 16-year WNBA San Antonio...[Read on]
Access free educational materials for espnW Nine for IX films
I recently had the opportunity to work in collaboration with espnW to develop discussion guides for the Emmy-nominated Nine for IX film series. Nine for IX premiered June 18, 2013, as part of ESPN’s celebration of the 40th anniversary of Title IX. ...[Read on]
Sexism, Misogyny, & Violence Toward Women: The Role of Sport
Recent events in sport and outside of sport (i.e., Elliot Rodger) have given visibility in clear and stomach turning ways to the fact that girls and women face sexism, misogyny and sexual and domestic violence at alarming rates. Lately blatant acts of der...[Read on]
3 “Must Reads” on Hot Topics in Sport
Gratuitous “hot dog” picture. Here are 3 pieces everyone should read/watch/listen to, which reflect 3 areas of research I frequently write about and are currently HOT TOPICS–sport parents,  women in sport coaching, and media port...[Read on]
Basketball & Brackets Matter: A Perfect Women’s Bracket
The 2014 March Madness NCAA D-I basketball brackets for the men and women are now set. Teams are anxiously awaiting play. I love March Madness, but I am awaiting something different….word from Warren Buffet. I have tweeted Mr. Buffet (@WarrenBuffet...[Read on]
The Decline of Female Head Coaches in Women’s Athletics
Hear my radio interview with Jim Dubois of Access Minnesota, as we discuss issues related to the Report Card on College Women Coaches, women in coaching, coaching career pathways, and a host of other issues related to women in the coaching profession. To...[Read on]
RELEASED: New Reports on Women College Coaches
Did you know that in the 40+ years after the passage of Title IX, female sport participation is at an all-time high but the percentage of women coaching women at the collegiate level has declined from 90+% in 1974 to near an all-time low today of 40%? Whi...[Read on]
Help “Prove” Interest in Women’s Sport! #heresproof
[disclaimer] I’m writing this blog as my role as Associate Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport at the University of Minnesota …and because the topic of media portrayals of female athletes and the lack of...[Read on]
Not All Fun & Games: Changing the Youth Sports Environment
All kids have the right to a positive youth sport experience. I was asked to write a blog about changing the youth sport environment based on the research and educational programs I do for coaches and youth sport parents. To read that blog titled &ldq...[Read on]
Female Coaches in High School Sports: Data Released
You don’t need to look far or drill down very deep in a Google Search on ‘female coaches’ to find out two facts. 1. Female coaches at all competitive levels have declined since Title IX passed in 1972 2. Female coaches are the minority...[Read on]