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
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.
Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald is a contributing columnist at the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder.