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March Madness 2009’s Diversity in Leadership

This year’s 2009 NCAA Tournament field of 65 teams includes 14 teams that have Black head coaches. According to NCAA data, Black players represent approximately 60 percent of Division I male basketball players. Thirteen Black head coaches made it into the NCAA Tournament in 2006. Here is a list of Black head coaches who made it into this year’s March madness.


Midwest Regional

Alabama State University – Lewis Jackson * Play-In-Game*


Cleveland State University – Gary Waters


Boston College – Al Skinner


West Regional

University of Washington – Lorenzo Romar


University of  Missouri – Mike Anderson


California State Northridge – Bobby Braswell


South Regional

Louisiana State University – Trent Johnson


Clemson University – Oliver Purnell


University of Oklahoma – Jeff Capel


Morgan State University – Todd Bozeman


East Regional

Florida State University – Leonard Hamilton


Virginia Commonwealth University – Anthony Grant


University of Minnesota – Tubby Smith


Binghamton University – Kevin Broadus

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