"There needs to be better representation of coaches, managers and people in the front office throughout the individual leagues," says Dextor Clinkscale, National Sports Director for Rainbow PUSH and former NFL player for the Dallas Cowboys.
"There are only five black coaches in NCAA Division 1A, and five black coaches in Division 1AA football - excluding the Historically Black Colleges.
This is not a representation of America and not a representation of the playing field.
The Rainbow PUSH Coalition
Sports Division seeks to bring forth parity within the athletic arena, specifically within the NFL, NBA, MLB and NCAA.
says that they want to address what opportunities African Americans have beyond the playing field, even at the collegiate level as athletic directors.
"The sports industry overall, should reflect the diversity of its players and diversity of the leagues' level playing field in which individuals compete," said Clinkscale