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Black coaches lead the way in the Ivies

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Six of the eight men’s basketball teams have Black coaches.

“We basically don’t notice when coaches are hired or fired anymore, but I know that the Ivy League looks like it has opened its hiring practices,” said Richard Lapchick, director of the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports at the University of Central Florida.

“But I don’t think those Ivy League schools went out and said, ‘We’re going to hire an African American coach,’ ” he said. “There are a lot of talented and experienced up-and-coming African American coaches. The Ivy League was looking for the best coaches.”

Tommy Amaker at Harvard (hired last year)
Sydney Johnson at Princeton (hired last year)
James Jones at Yale (9 years)
Joe Jones of Columbia (5 years)
Terry Dunn at Dartmouth (4 years)
Craig Robinson at Brown (2 years)



Written by Symphony

February 9, 2008 at 8:08 am

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