The NCAA is set to expand its “Coaching for Diversity” program to include gay coaches.
According to the Associated Press, the NCAA is considering expanding its “Coach Belt Bag” program, in which gay coaches are given a coach belt bag that can be given out for free.
In order to sign up, gay coaches have to submit their résumés, a resume, and an application.
The Associated Press says the new program is the first in the country.
The program would allow gay coaches to get coaching jobs if they have no other openings.
According the AP, the Associated Students Association (ASA) and the LGBT Student Alliance (LSSA) both sent letters to the NCAA asking it to expand the program.
As part of their letter, the groups say the new coaching program would make it easier for gay coaches who do not want to get jobs in the traditional collegiate sports industry to secure one.
The letter also urges the NCAA to consider allowing gay coaches in all sports.
As of this writing, the LGBT SSA and ASA are both still waiting for a response.
The LGBT SDA and the ASA have also sent the NCAA a petition to ask it to add the gay coach program.
The NCAA has yet to respond.
If it does, it would be the first time the NCAA has considered allowing gay coaching.
As the Associated Student Press points out, there are only two programs currently in existence that allow gay coaching, the University of Arizona’s and Stanford’s.
Both are in the Pac-12 Conference.
The other programs in existence are not affiliated with the NCAA and are not included in the gay coaching program.
For the gay community, it’s a huge deal.
Gay coaches are a key part of the LGBT community.
While it may seem like an odd situation, the inclusion of gay coaches could make the gay sports industry more welcoming for gay and transgender people.
It could also lead to more people being able to get in on the ground floor of the growing LGBT community, and potentially increase the number of gay and trans athletes in the sport.
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