McLendon Minority
Leadership Initiative

Make your success a part of our story.

Make your success a part of our story.

In July 2020, the McLendon Leadership Initiative started as a coach-driven program to create access to and opportunity for meaningful employment experience for minority candidates and enhancing their career options.

Originally funded by collegiate coaches (MLI Ambassadors), the MLI is a one-year program open to candidates with a Bachelor’s degree. In the program, Future Leaders are engaged in learning outcomes that extend beyond the athletics department position they hold.

Current MLI Opportunities

All McLendon Future Leaders


Cameron Almaraz
University of Texas at Dallas
Whitney Ashley
San Diego State University
Eryca Bennett
Rutgers University
Mark Borgeson
Warner Pacific University
Denise Bradford
Purdue University
Calvin Bridges
Bridgewater State University
Jeriq Bryant
Winston-Salem State University
Bria Cade
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Isaiah Cole
University of Kansas
Alec Dominguez
Florida International University
David Dowell
Michigan State University
Jude Fomeche
University of Arizona
Robbie Fulton II
Concordia University, Wisconsin
Destin Gilbert
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Malcolm Givens
Tennessee State University
Tori Gray
University of Virginia
DeAndra Greer
Indiana State University
Chase Hancock
Marshall University
Erica Hanserd
Southern Utah University
Robert Herrera
Queens College, The City University of New York
Lucas Iosue
Northern Arizona University
Terrance Johnson Jr.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Rosa Jones
Franklin Pierce University
Tia Joseph
Texas A&M University
Jordan McGrigg
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Sherman Neal II
Middle Tennessee State University
Amari Parris
Morehouse College
Alundis Pledge
University of Mississippi
Tori Ray
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Ladislao Rodriguez
University of California-Berkeley
Christian Roman
Manhattanville College
Zackary Teats
University of Puget Sound
Divya Tunwal
University of California at Riverside
Diandra Walker
University of Dayton
Brandon Williams
Clarion University
Vincent Wong
Florida State University
Tim Zephyr
Norfolk State University


Ceaser Adim
University of Kentucky
Terrance Auster
University of Dayton
Tony Buford
University of Tennessee at Martin
Taylor Buford
University of Clemson
Veronne Clark
University of Mississippi
Marques Cox
Rutgers University
Vincent Eze
University of Connecticut
Jazzmine Folston
University of Louisville
Chris Frezza
Duke University
Marcos Gonzales
University of Kentucky
Blair Griffith
University of Kansas
Loren Harris
Georgia Tech
Sarana Hyatt
University of Virginia
Brandon Lee
University of Colorado
Gabby Little
University of Alabama
Alexis Mallory
Harvard University
Darius Martin
University of Louisville
Michelle McLeod
North Carolina Central University
Oliver Moe
Georgetown University
Kimati Ramsey
University of Oregon
Victor Ren
University of Kentucky
Ro Rhodes
University of Kentucky
Elian Rodriguez
Jared Romance
University of Miami
David Simms
West Virginia University
Nicole Snyder
University of Maryland
Cameron Walker
Glenville State College
Simone Wark
University of South Carolina