INDIANAPOLIS--- The NCAA has invited 28 football coaches to its 2008 NCAA Expert Coaches Academy, which takes place June 5-7 in Dallas, Texas.
The Expert Coaches Academy is an NCAA program that addresses the critical shortage of ethnic minorities in head coaching positions in the sport of college football, primarily at the Division I level. Though the NCAA National Office does not have hiring authority over its member colleges and universities, the office is able to provide programming that better prepares coaches for many of the issues they will experience at the head coaching level through program sessions and networking opportunities with current head coaches.
• Communications - media, booster relations, interviewing skills, and building a portfolio.
• Fiscal Responsibilities - fundraising, budgeting and development.
• Building a Successful Program - managing coaching staffs, building a portfolio (game strategy), maintaining relationships with university/college presidents, athletic directors, alumni, student-athletes, faculty and members of the community.
• Compliance Considerations - gambling issues, NCAA rules and regulations/infractions, agents, choices/consequences, and integrity.
• Academic Issues - academic support, academic fraud, retention, NCAA rules and regulations, academic success.
Of the current 119 Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) head football coaches, six are African-American, one is Asian/ Pacific Islander, and one is Latino. Three percent of head football coaches in all NCAA divisions are ethnic minorities, excluding the historically black coaches and universities. The participants represent Division I, II and III colleges and universities.
The following are the football coaches invited to the 2008 Expert Coaches Academy:
John Allen, Jr., wide receivers coach, University of Albany
Brian Baker-Watson, offensive coordinator, Benedictine University
Timothy Banks, defensive coordinator, Central Michigan University
George Barlow, assistant head coach/defensive coordinator, James Madison University
Denauld Brown, assistant coach, Columbia University
Steven Brown, defensive coordinator, University of Kentucky
Isaac Collins, defensive coordinator, The Citadel
Dino Dawson, offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach, Alcorn State University
Andrew Faison, head football coach, Virginia State University
Mike Fanoga, associate head coach, New Mexico State University
O’Neill Gilbert, Jr., defensive coordinator, Tulane University
Keith Henry, assistant football coach, Wake Forest University
Jaime Hill, defensive coordinator, Brigham Young University
Marion Hobby, defensive coordinator, Duke University
James Jones III, defensive coordinator, Kentucky State University
Ronnie Lee, defensive backs coach, University of Minnesota
Curtis Luper, assistant head coach, Oklahoma State University
Lamonte Massie, head coach/athletic director, Livingstone College
Paul Randolph, associate head coach, co-defensive coordinator, University of Tulsa
Kevin Sherman, assistant football coach, Virginia Tech University
James Spady, offensive coordinator/ offensive line coach, Grambling State University
Henry Stanford, assistant coach/recruiting coordinator, Capital University
Robert Talley, head football coach, Stonehill College
Mike Tuiasosopo, assistant coach, University of Arizona
Tucker Waugh, recruiting coordinator/assistant football coach, U.S. Military Academy
James Williams, defensive coordinator, University of Buffalo
Paul Winters, head football coach, Wayne State University
Darrell Wyatt, offensive coordinator/associate head coach, University of Southern Mississippi