Diversity & Inclusion in Sports: Rattler Kamau Murray latest to join list of Grand Slam coaches with HBCU roots | HuffPost

For more than a decade, Kamau Murray has committed himself to using the sport of tennis to empower, educate and inspire young people of Chicago.

On Sunday, Murray joined a list of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) alum — including Dr. Robert Walter “Whirlwind” Johnson and John Wilkerson — that have gone on to become professional tennis coaches, guiding their African-American players to gain Grand Slam champion, and Olympian, status.

Kamau Murray | Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University | Illinois

After a relatively brief stint coaching native Floridian, Sloane Stephens, Murray helped the Olympian capture the fourth major tournament on the Women’s Tennis Association’s tour schedule.

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