First Black women coaches Division One mens basketball
On this date in 1990, the first African American woman was named assistant coach in Division I NCAA basketball. Bernadette Locke was hired at the University of Kentucky.
Locke was born in Lockwood, TN. She was a former All-American at the University of Georgia. She holds a BA in Education and remained there as an assistant coach for four years.
Locke then moved to the head coaching position of University of Kentucky's women’s basketball program from 1995 to 2003.
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