Coaching Changes Daily: 19 things we learned from the coaching season
January 21, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
The coaching carousel has spun, and spun, until nearly 20 jobs were filled - 19 once UAB makes its hire official.
'Coaching Changes Daily' documented all the coaching moves and trends since early December. To wrap up the series, here are 19 things we learned from the process.
1. This was a landmark offseason African-American coaches. The week of Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a fitting time to highlight the serious progress made by African-American coaches in the college game.
There were six high-profile jobs open in the last six weeks, and half of them went to black coaches – Charlie Strong to Texas, James Franklin to Penn State and Derek Mason to Vanderbilt.
The SEC has hired five African-American coaches in its history, including one in each of the last four years.