Alcorn State has hired Jay Hopson as its football coach, making the former Memphis defensive coordinator the first “non-black” head coach in the history of the Southwestern Athletic Conference, according to the school.
I love what Coach Hopson had to say about the significance of his race:
“I don’t see black or white, we’re all purple and gold,” Hopson told reporters after being introduced.
The school president M. Christopher Brown offered some inspiring words, ones that Alcorn State fans will hopefully heed:
“Today’s historical appointment will require us to walk hand in hand to disrupt naysayers wedded to a racist past,” Brown told reporters.
What do you think about this hire?