Black historical moment at Macalester College

Photo by Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald (l-r) KiJuan Ware (Macalester) and Chip Taylor (Hamline) coached in the first MIAC in any sports contest to feature two Black head coaches in a football game on Saturday, October 30, 2021, at Macalester Stadium.


It was quite a historic day in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC). Macalester College defeated Hamline University 23-13 in not only the annual Paint Bucket football game, but the first MIAC contest in any sport to feature two Black head coaches on a cool Saturday evening October 30, 2021, at Macalester Stadium.

Coaches KiJuan Ware of Macalester and Chip Taylor of Hamline made history in leading their
teams.

Ware is a 1997 graduate of Springfield (Massachusetts) College, while Taylor earned his degree
from Illinois state in 2002.

Both starred in football while in college with Ware also playing baseball.