Staley Wants To Be “Beacon Of Hope For Other Black Coaches”

She became the first Black coach to win two Division I national championships
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University of South Carolina women's basketball coach Dawn Staley is hoping her team's second national championship in five years reverberates beyond just Gamecocks fans.

Staley, 51, who already was an icon to a generation of players as a Naismith Hall of Fame player herself, reflected on the 3rd hour of TODAY Monday about what she hopes her team's latest national championship means to other Black coaches coming up in the profession.

She became the first Black coach to win two Division I national championships when South Carolina took down the University of Connecticut with a 64-49 win over the perennial power on Sunday night.

"There aren’t a lot of Black coaches that experience this type of success because we don’t really see it very often," Staley told proud South Carolina native Craig Melvin on TODAY. Read more.

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