COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Maryland football coach Michael Locksley has helped create an organization designed to give minority coaches a better chance to be hired and advance at the college and pro level.
Locksley announced Thursday the formation of the National Coalition of Minority Football Coaches. The group will work to "remove roadblocks, increase awareness and spur action toward fair and equitable hiring at all levels of football."
The nonprofit aims to identify and groom coaches of color - male and female - for upward mobility. The coalition will create a candidates list that will be vetted by its board of directors.