Advancement of Blacks In Sports (ABIS) is proud to announce the 2023 ABIS Black Coaches Watchlist. The list includes the NCAA’s top Black men’s and women’s head and assistant coaches from across the country. This year’s list features 26 head coaches and 40 rising assistant coaches from midlevel and major NCAA programs as recognized by their peers as some of the best in the business. Those nominated are considered to be the year’s most deserving, qualified, and prepared Black coaches in the NCAA to elevate their careers to the next level. 

This ABIS Black Coaches Watchlist is shared annually with athletic administrators and executive search firms in efforts to highlight their contributions as the hiring cycle for men’s and women’s basketball begins.

2024 ABIS Football Black Coaches

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PAST WATCHLISTS

Women’s Basketball Assistant/Associate Black Head Coaches

Zenarae Antoine – Texas State University

Billi Chambers – Iona College

Anita Howard – Georgia Southern University

Ashley Langford – Stony Brook University

Kim McNeill – East Carolina University

Tomekia Reed – Jackson State University

Alex Simmons – Gardner Webb University

Tonya Warren – University of Northern Iowa

Toyelle Wilson – Southern Methodist University

Brittany Young – Austin Peay State University

2023 Women’s Basketball Assistant/Associate Black Head Coaches

Britney Anderson – Stanford University

Adeniyi Amadou – University of Rhode Island

Erin Batth – University of Michigan

Glenn Box – Indiana University

Tasha Brown – UCLA

Tasha Butts – Georgia Tech

Craig Carter – Florida State University

Ashley Davis  University of Arizona

Raina Harmon – University of Iowa

Tia Jackson  Duke University

Yolisha Jackson – University of South Florida

Jolette Law  University of South Carolina

Chelsea Lyles – Florida Gulf Coast University

Carla Morrow  Ohio State University

Carol Owens  University of Notre Dame

Shannon Perry-LeBeauf – UCLA

Shay Robinson – University of Louisville

Michelle Sword – Villanova University

Joanna Aluka – White University of North Carolina

Jaida Williams – Ole Miss

2023 ABIS Men's Basketball Black Coaches Black Watchlist

Amir Abdur-Rahim – Kennesaw State University

Tommy Amaker – Harvard University

Kevin Baggett – Rider University

Kenneth Blakeney – Howard University

Landon Bussie – Alcorn State University

Speedy Claxton – Hofstra University

Travis DeCuire – Montana University

Anthony Grant – Daytona University

Ron Hunter  Tulane University

James Jones  Yale University

Joe Jones – Boston University

Rob Jones – Norfolk State University

Mike Jones – University of North Carolina Greensboro

Ritchie Mckay – Liberty University

Takayo Siddle – University of North Carolina Wilmington

Dedrique Taylor  California State Fullerton

2023 ABIS Men’s Basketball Assistant/Associate Black Head Coaches

Orlando Antigua – University of Kentucky

Alvin Brooks III – Baylor University

Karl Hobbs  Rutgers University

Justin Gainey – University of Tennessee

Brandin Knight – Rutgers University

Van Macon  St. John’s University

Eric Mobley  University of Southern California

Kevin Nickelberry – Georgetown University

Rod Palmer – UCLA

Mike Pegues – Butler University

Antoine Pettway  Alabama University

Roger Powell – Gonzaga University

Norman Roberts  University of Kansas

Terrence Rencher  Oklahoma State University

Anthony Solomon  University of Notre Dame

Rodney Terry  Texas University

Jason Williford  Virginia Cavaliers

Kimani Young  University of Connecticut

Cy Young  Missouri University

Quannas White  University of Houston

2023 ABIS Volleyball Black Coaches Watch List

2022 ABIS Football Black Coaches Watchlist

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