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11 Black Head Coaches are in The 2008 NCAA National Tournament

This year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship field of 65 has 11 teams lead by Black head coaches. Approximately 63 percent of all male Division I basketball players are Black, while Blacks represent 17 percent of the head coaches in this year’s field of 65.

The 11 Black head coaches who made it into the 2008 NCAA Basketball National Championship are:

Dennis Felton – University of Georgia

Ernie Kent – University of Oregon

Frank Haith – University of Miami

James Green – Mississippi Valley State University

Jeff Capel – University of Oklahoma

John Thompson III – Georgetown University

Milan Brown – Mount Saint Mary’s University

Oliver Purnell – Clemson University

Randy Monroe – University of Maryland Baltimore County

Ron Mitchell – Coppin State University

Trent Johnson – Stanford University

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