- First year: $25,000; second year: $15,000; third year: $8,000
The purpose of this program is to support National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II member schools that are committed to enhancing ethnic minority and gender representation in newly created assistant coaching positions for any NCAA-sponsored sport. Funding will be provided for the hiring of a coaching candidate who self-identifies as an ethnic minority and/or a female. For the purposes of this program, racial ethnic minorities are described as follows:
- American Indian or Alaskan Native
- Black or African American
- Hispanic or Latino
- Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
Funding may be used for the salary, wages, and benefits of the hired coach, as well as professional development opportunities for the hired coach.