Nick Saban receives National Coalition of Minority Football Coaches' Willie Jeffries Trailblazer award

Nick Kelly
The Tuscaloosa News

Alabama football coach Nick Saban has received the National Coalition of Minority Football Coaches' 2021 Willie Jeffries Trailblazer award, according to an announcement on Twitter. 

The recipient is someone who has advanced the ideals of the NCMFC. Saban is one of the 13 people listed as a board member on its website

Here is the mission statement on its website: 

"Dedicated to preparing, promoting and producing minority coaches at all levels of football (professional, collegiate, scholastic and recreational)." 

The NCMFC was founded in June 2020. Maryland football coach Michael Locksley is the president and founder. Other board members include Dolphins general manager Chris Grier, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin and Ozzie Newsome, the former Alabama tight end and Ravens general manager who is in the NFL and college football halls of fame. 

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