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Black Coaches Of The Year Winners Announced

coaches of the yearBlack News, African American News, Minority News, Civil Rights News, Discrimination, Racism, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality, Afro American News INDIANAPOLIS - The 2011 BCA Coach of the Year recipients are: Coach Shaka Smart (pictured), VCU Head Men's Basketball Coach as the Fritz Pollard BCA Male Coach of the Year, Coquese Washington, Women's Basketball Head Coach, Penn State. The recipient of the BCA Myles Brand Administrator of the Year award will be presented to Mr. Dan Guerrero, Athletic Director at UCLA. In addition, BCA will honor two (2) individuals as the High School Coach of the year. Coaches Carmen Jackson, Track and Field Coach at Miami Northwestern Senior High Community School and Coach Ruth Lovelace, Boys Varsity Basketball Coach at Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. will both receive the High School Coach of the year award.

"Our honorees are not just successful professionals, but they are also outstanding individuals that have demonstrated dedication to student-athletes and higher education", said David Leitao, BCA President.

The BCA Award recipients will be honored during the 2011 BCA National Convention and Expo, during a luncheon event on Friday, May 27, 2011 at the historical and beautiful Renaissance Vinoy St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club. You may join BCA as we pay tribute to outstanding athletic coaches and administrators.

Floyd Keith, BCA Executive Director stated "The recipients of our 2011 awards exemplify the broad spectrum of sport and sports unique dynamics. Our winners are a shining reflection on today's coaches and administrators." VCU hired Smart to be the head coach in the spring of 2009. Smart's hire made him the 10th youngest head coach in Division I and the youngest head coach to receive the Fritz Pollard BCA Male Coach of the Year Award. In his first season, he led the Rams to a 27-10 season and a CBI Championship after VCU swept Saint Louis in the championship best of three series. Coach Coquese, in her fourth season coaching the Lady Lions continues to enjoy the level of passion from fans, the community and administration as she continues to build the program. The third season saw the Lady Lions return to the postseason for the first time since 2004-2005 with a WNIT berth.

Dan Guerrero has been the Athletic Director at UCLA for the past eight years, and has established a pattern of "image and substance" that few in his profession can match. BCA is proud to recognize the commitment to student-athletes involved with intercollegiate athletics at UCLA, under the direction of Dan Guerrero.

Coach Ruth Lovelace has received many awards and recognition, not only as a woman coaching boys basketball, but as a coach that continues to win. The Varsity Boys Basketball team finished 28-7 and was nationally ranked as high as #16 in the country by ESPN and USA Today Super 25. Coach Carmen Jackson continues to produce very talented athletes on the field as well as sending them on to college with track and field scholarships. Her work with student-athletes and her winning record has resulted in being named the "Florida Dairy Farmers Girls' Track and Field Coach of the Year in 2001, 2007, 2009 and 2010.

About the Black Coaches & Administrators The Black Coaches & Administrators (BCA is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to foster the growth and development of ethnic minorities at all levels of sports both nationally and internationally. The BCA is committed to creating a positive enlightened environment where issues can be examined closely, debated sincerely and resolved honestly. The BCA's focus involves the concerns of its colleagues in professional sports, NCAA (Division I, II, and III), NAIA (Division I and II), junior college and high school levels.


STORY TAGS: coaches of the yearBlack News, African American News, Minority News, Civil Rights News, Discrimination, Racism, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality, Afro American News



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