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Head Coaches For The 2023 HBCU Legacy Bowl Announced

December 19, 2022

December 19, 2022 (New Orleans, LA) – The Black College Football Hall of Fame (BCFHOF) today announced the Head Coaches for the second annual HBCU Legacy Bowl. The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) and the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) will each be represented by its coaching staff. Both teams will have two co-head coaches.

Players from the CIAA and the MEAC will make up TEAM GAITHER. The team is named after legendary Florida A&M University football coach Jake Gaither. The coaches for Team Gaither are Richard Hayes, Jr. (Fayetteville State University) and Trei Oliver (North Carolina Central University).

Players from the SIAC and the SWAC will make up TEAM ROBINSON. The team is named after legendary Grambling State University football coach Eddie Robinson. The coaches for Team Robinson are Chennis Berry (Benedict College) and Eric Dooley (Southern University).

“We are proud to have four outstanding coaches who exemplify the spirit, leadership and tradition of HBCU Football,” said NFL QB legend and Black College Football Hall of Fame Co-Founder James “Shack” Harris.

“We are very lucky to have quality, well rounded men to lead and coach our All Stars,” said Super Bowl XXII MVP and Black College Football Hall of Fame Co-Founder Doug Williams

The 2023 HBCU Legacy Bowl will take place on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at Tulane University’s Yulman Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Partners of the game include adidas, Allstate Sugar Bowl, Coors Light, National Football League, New Orleans Saints, State Farm, the State of Louisiana, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Coca-Cola, 15 and the Mahomies Foundation, Riddell, The Home Depot and Zebra Technologies, as well as NFL players Terron Armstead, Aaron Donald, Patrick Mahomes, Bobby Wagner and Jameis Winston.

For more information, please visit www.HBCULegacyBowl.com.

About the HBCU Legacy Bowl

The HBCU Legacy Bowl, presented by the Black College Football Hall of Fame, is a postseason all-star game showcasing the best NFL draft-eligible football players from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. It is broadcast live on NFL Network. More than a football game, the week-long celebration of Black culture and history provides invaluable exposure for HBCU students.

About the Black College Football Hall of Fame

The Black College Football Hall of Fame was established in October 2009 to honor the greatest football players and coaches from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Its trustees are football legends Mel Blount, James Harris, Willie Lanier, Art Shell and Doug Williams. The Black College Football Hall of Fame is sponsored by the Shack Harris & Doug Williams Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization.

The Black College Football Hall of Fame (BCFHOF) has a permanent home at the Pro Football Hall of Fame to tell the story of HBCUs.