NFL gets 1 more Black coach

Former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores, who had been fired in January, filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan Feb. 1, charging the Dolphins, Giants, Broncos and the NFL with discrimination against black head coaches and executives. (Adrian Curiel/Unsplash)

There is one more Black head coach in the NFL. Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians announced his retirement on March 30, and is set to be replaced by Todd Bowles. Bowles previously coached the New York Jets from 2015-2018. He went 24-40 during his time at the helm. The Jets have gone 13-36 since […]

Coach Rob Smith on 6th annual Chicago Elite Classic, mentoring players

Coach Robert Smith, an alumnus of Simeon High School in Chicago, has coached basketball for 20 years and has been the head coach of his alma mater for the past 14 years. Over the course of these 14 years, two NBA players, Derrick Rose and Jabari Parker have come from his ranks. We spoke with […]

Teryl Austin and Todd Bowles could be the 1st Black NFL coaches hired in 2015

There is a good chance that another Black coach will be hired to lead an NFL team in 2015. Todd Bowles (Arizona Cardinals) and Teryl Austin (Detroit Lions) are frontrunners to land a head coaching position. On Jan. 8, Bowles interviewed with the Chicago Bears. He said the interview “went well.” Bowles is also being interviewed […]

Kevin Ollie’s championship victory and the future of black coaches in the NCAA

At the beginning of the 2013-14 NCAA basketball season, Kevin Ollie’s UConn Huskies were not considered to be legit title contenders. Ollie was in his second year as coach of the Huskies and the team missed the previous NCAA tournament because of violations. However, Ollie played the underdog hand he was dealt and turned it […]

Kevin Ollie becomes 4th black coach to win NCAA championship

Kevin Ollie led the Uconn Huskies to a 60-54 victory over the University of Kentucky in the NCAA Championship game. The Huskies were led by Shabazz Napier who scored 22 points and controlled the pace of the game with scoring and veteran leadership. After trailing early in the first half, Kentucky made several runs and […]

Kevin Ollie could become 1st black coach to win NCAA championship in 16 years

Kevin Ollie led the Uconn Huskies to a championship matchup against the Kentucky Wildcats. The Huskies upset the Florida Gators in the Final Four by a score of 63-53. During the first 12 minutes of the game, Uconn appeared to be outmatched by Florida, who used their size to overwhelm the Huskies. However, Ollie switched […]

4 things to know about UConn’s Final Four coach Kevin Ollie

Kevin Ollie is the only black coach to lead a team to the 2014 NCAA Final Four after his Connecticut Huskies upset Michigan State. Ollie’s team will face the Florida Gators in the first round of the Final Four. Here are four things to know about UConn’s head coach, Kevin Ollie. Kevin Ollie is Connecticut’s first […]