Voorhees College Head Men’s Basketball Coach Cabral Huff recently spoke at the 12th Annual Rising Coaches Conference held at Center Parc Stadium on the campus of Georgia State University in downtown Atlanta.
The annual conference is Rising Coaches’ flagship event and has featured countless hall of fame and future hall of fame coaches. This year’s event was headlined by Nate Oats of the University of Alabama and Virginia Tech’s Mike Young.
Huff said he was blessed with the opportunity to speak and represent Voorhees College and the Men’s Basketball Program as the only National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics school representative to speak at the conference.
“I participated in the Rising Coaches social justice panel “One Year Later: Discussion on Social Injustice and the Impact of the Pandemic,” alongside Will Jones (Head Coach at NC A&T), Carmen Maciariello (Head Coach at Siena College), Dr. Marcus Bright (5000 Role Models of Excellence Project administrator), Kelcey Roegiers (Senior Associate Athletics Director and Senior Women’s Administrator at Georgia State University), and Dr. George French Jr. (President of Clark Atlanta University),” Huff said.
He continued, “It was a great experience to discuss why we need to put more emphasis on our role at Historically Black Colleges and Universities as leaders in social justice and converse on ways to better educate our students about social justice processes,” Huff said. “This panel allowed us to use our platform to bring light to issues that are way more important than basketball. We realize tough conversations are needed around racial and social injustices. We must use our platform not to remain silent.”
Rising Coaches is a membership-based organization founded in 2010 for basketball coaches of every level from all over the world. Rising Coaches provides its 1,500+ members with professional development, networking, and job opportunities.