Ranks of black coaches dwindle with Sylvester Croom’s resignation

And then there were three.

The number of black head football coaches in major college football has been cut in half in the last month or so, with Sylvester Croom, the coach who broke the Southeastern Conference’s football color barrier, the latest to go.
Croom resigned Saturday from his post at Mississippi State, after five years and one winning season.
The announcement came in a statement released by the school after Croom met with Athletic Director Greg Byrne the day after a 45-0 loss to rival Mississippi.

latimes.com
11/30/08