Coppin State University

Coach, counselor, friend

Coppin State University men’s basketball coach Michael Grant has been coaching college for 32 years – long enough to know his relationships with players don’t end when the buzzer sounds. This spring, after the West Baltimore neighborhood surrounding Coppin State erupted in racially charged violence following the funeral of a 25-year-old black man who died in police custody, Grant became more than a coach – and his players and other Coppin State student-athletes became something more, too.

Vikings invade with help

The Western Washington volleyball team dove in to help teammates whose hometowns were destroyed by fire.

Grant program aids limited-resource schools

The first recipients of the NCAA Accelerated Academic Success Program, Cal State Northridge, Coppin State, Jackson State, Morehead State, Norfolk State and Tennessee State used the funding from the pilot program in the 2013-14 academic year to help enhance their academic performance.

Coppin State athletics director steers athletes toward graduation

By Marta Lawrence When Derrick Ramsey became athletics director at Coppin State five years ago, the school’s Graduate Success Rate was 58 percent. Today, that number has grown to 75 percent, and Coppin State student-athletes...


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