BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana's Deland McCullough is one of nine minority football coaches selected to participate in the 2016 NCAA Champion Forum, a unique professional development opportunity where attendees gain a realistic view of the role of a successful college head football coach and the preparation necessary to become one.
The participants will come together today-June 15 in Dallas in conjunction with the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics convention.
Deland McCullough is in his sixth season as IU's running backs coach. He is also special teams coordinator - return units. During his tenure, the Hoosiers have broken 19 school rushing records.
Tevin Coleman (2015) and Jordan Howard (2016) became the first Indiana running backs to be drafted in consecutive years since 1990-92. Coleman was picked in the third round by Atlanta and Howard in the fifth round by Chicago.
The Atlantic Coast, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and Southeastern conferences host the program and select the attendees – rising minority coaches in college football who will lead the next generation of head coaches. NCAA leadership development coordinates the program logistics and leads the curriculum development. To read more, go here.
2016 NCAA Champion Forum participants
Deland McCullough, Special teams coordinator, running backs coach, return units, Indiana
Louis Ayeni, Associate head coach, running game coordinator, Iowa State
Galen Scott, Assistant head coach, safeties coach, Virginia Tech
Charlton Warren, Defensive backs coach, North Carolina
Tony Dews, Assistant coach, receivers, Arizona
Jimmy Lake, Co-defensive coordinator, defensive backs coach, Washington
Ivin Jasper, Offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach, Navy
Bryan McClendon, Co-offensive coordinator, wide receivers, South Carolina
Larry Scott, Tight ends coach, Tennessee
The NCAA leadership development department provides professional and personal development for the entire Association, including student-athletes, coaches and administrators, through accessible resources, strategic partnerships and annual customized programming at little or no cost to the membership. For more information, please go to www.NCAA.org/leadershipdevelopment.
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