Friday, June 01, 2007

Coaching, Sexuality, and Missouri Lacrosse

At Greg Garber has the story of Kyle Hawkins, lacrosse coach at the University of Missouri. The Mizzou lax program, which competes at the club level, recently chose not to renew hawkins' contract. Not so long ago, Hawkins came out of the closet, and in so doing discovered the large number of closeted gay coaches at all evels of sports, with a plurality of these apparently from the college coaching ranks. It is difficult to discern whether or not Hawkins' sexuality played any role in the decision not to renew his contract, but by any measure, his story reveals the hurdles that gay coaches face.

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