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.

About Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald

Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald is a contributing columnist to the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder. He can be reached at mcdeezy05@gmail.com.

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