Chris Burns Is The First Openly Gay NCAA Basketball Coach
Bryant University assistant coach Chris Burns made history by coming out, making him the first openly gay NCAA Division I coach.By Grant Suneson | October 8, 2015
College basketball has its first openly gay coach.
Chris Burns, an assistant at Bryant University, wrote an article for Outsports about his decision to finally open up about his sexuality, citing the Supreme Court decision to legalize gay marriage as his inspiration.
"When I had the time to sit and think about how this affects me and has shaped my own journey in life, it became a no-brainer," Burns said.