Six Athletics Positions Available through McLendon Minority Leadership Initiative

Six Athletics Positions Available through McLendon Minority Leadership Initiative

by McLendon Foundation
The John McLendon Minority Scholarship Foundation (“McLendon Foundation”) today announced that its Minority Leadership Initiative (“MLI”) is now accepting applications for Future Leader opportunities at institutions nationwide. Several opportunities are currently posted with many more fully funded and coming soon.

Six positions — fully funded by UK men’s basketball head coach John Calipari — are available at Kentucky. 

Participating MLI Ambassadors and corresponding institutions include:

  • Tommy Amaker (Harvard)
  • John Calipari (Kentucky)
  • Dana Altman (Oregon)
  • Dave Aranda (Baylor)
  • Geno Auriemma (UConn)
  • Rick Barnes (Tennessee)
  • Chris Beard (Texas Tech)
  • Tony Bennett (Virginia)
  • Jim Boeheim (Syracuse)
  • Tad Boyle (Colorado)
  • Mike Boynton (Oklahoma State)
  • John Brannen (Cincinnati)
  • Mike Brey (Notre Dame)
  • Neal Brown (West Virginia)
  • Jeff Capel (Pitt)
  • Patrick Chambers (Penn State)
  • Dennis Coleman (NABC)
  • Tom Crean (Georgia)
  • Mick Cronin (UCLA)
  • Kermit Davis (Ole Miss)
  • Jamie Dixon (TCU)
  • Scott Drew (Baylor)
  • Eli Drinkwitz (Missouri)
  • Herm Edwards (Arizona State)
  • Andy Enfield (USC)
  • Patrick Ewing (Georgetown)
  • Mark Few (Gonzaga)
  • Jimbo Fisher (Texas A&M)
  • Mark Fox (Cal)
  • Anthony Grant (Dayton)
  • Jerod Haase (Stanford)
  • Frank Haith (Tulsa)
  • Mike Hopkins (Washington)
  • Bob Huggins (West Virginia)
  • Bobby Hurley (Arizona State)
  • Dan Hurley (UConn)
  • Tom Izzo (Michigan State)
  • Pat Kelsey (Winthrop)
  • Lon Kruger (Oklahoma)
  • Larry Krystkowiak (Utah)
  • Mike Krzyzewski (Duke)
  • Chris Mack (Louisville)
  • Cuonzo Martin (Missouri)
  • Frank Martin (South Carolina)
  • David McLaughlin (Dartmouth)
  • Archie Miller (Indiana)
  • Sean Miller (Arizona)
  • LeVelle Moton (NC Central)
  • Will Muschamp (South Carolina)
  • Nate Oats (Alabama)
  • Matt Painter (Purdue)
  • Josh Pastner (Georgia Tech)
  • Steve Pikiell (Rutgers)
  • Leon Rice (Boise State)
  • Craig Robinson (NABC)
  • Nick Saban (Alabama)
  • Kelvin Sampson (Houston)
  • Bill Self (Kansas)
  • Herb Sendek (Santa Clara)
  • Shaka Smart (Texas)
  • Jonathan Smith (Oregon State)
  • Kyle Smith (Washington State)
  • Lovie Smith (Illinois)
  • Tracy Smith (Arizona State)
  • Mark Stoops (Kentucky)
  • Dabo Swinney (Clemson)
  • Wayne Tinkle (Oregon State)
  • Mark Turgeon (Maryland)
  • Brad Underwood (Illinois)
  • Matt Wells (Texas Tech)
  • Justin Wilcox (Cal)
  • Buzz Williams (Texas A&M)
  • Roy Williams (North Carolina)
  • Jay Wright (Villanova)

Last month, the McLendon Foundation announced the MLI. The coach-driven initiative will provide minorities a jump-start to their careers through practical experiences and opportunities to build their network while instilling in them the values of John McLendon: Integrity, Education, Leadership and Mentorship. Participants in the initiative will be known as MLI Future Leaders.
ProLink Staffing will assist in the recruitment and placement of Future Leader candidates, utilizing its exhaustive screening processes, in-depth client analysis, and other proprietary workforce optimization solutions.
More information regarding the MLI, including application information for interested and qualified individuals, can be found at
About the John McLendon Minority Scholarship Foundation
The John McLendon Minority Scholarship Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded and administered by NACDA that provides educational opportunities and serves as a vehicle for networking, information and advocacy on behalf of the profession. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded 123 students with scholarships in the amount of $1,245,000.

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