In this episode of The Fix Sports Podcast, Joseph shines his HBCU spotlight on Howard University's CJ Williams. Williams scored 29 points in a game where his mother who is dealing with cancer was able to see her son play basketball. In HBCU News, Howard University siblings will compete in 2020 Olympics. We introduce you to Armani Williams a black teen NASCAR driver with autism, Naomi Osaka wins the Australian Open and 2nd grand slam, Marshawn Lynch is battling gentrification by buying land in his community, and Caribbean Women reported as first all-black women’s rowing team to cross the Atlantic in a competition. In our Life After Sports segment we interviewed 3 time state champion in girl's basketball and three time coach of the year Ms. Ericka Cromartie. She tells us about her time as a basketball player and how she successfully transitioned to a life after sports. Joseph gives his take on Super Bowl 52 and the new champion, New England Patriot's tight end Rob Gronkowski makes sexually suggestive remarks to a female reporter. The Monday rant is aimed at ex-Yankees MVP closer John Wetteland is accused of child abuse.
Ericka Cromartie Biography:
My name is Ericka Cromartie, I am the head Girls’ Basketball Coach at FAMU DRS. My job is geared to teach the young ladies at FAMU DRS, basketball skills, life skills, and to give them exposure to the game of basketball.
I am a former baby rattler, and I have the opportunity to teach Physical Education and coach high school girls’ basketball at my alma mater. I graduated from FAMU DRS in 2001, and after graduation I attended Miles College in Birmingham, Alabama where I played basketball for four years. Upon graduating from Miles College, I returned to the state of Florida to attend The Florida State University where I received a Master’s Degree in Physical Education. I also received a Master’s Degree in Sport Management at the Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University. Furthermore, I began teaching and coaching basketball in 2008, while I was working at Crossroad Academy Charter School in Quincy Florida.
In 2014-15, I began coaching basketball at FAMU DRS, where my team won the 2A State Championship. At this time, I was voted “2A Coach of the Year.” By 2015-16, my team won back to back State Championships, and I was voted “2A Coach of the Year” again. In 2016-17 My team won a third State Championship and I was named "Coach of the Year" for a third time. Finally, I truly thank GOD for giving me the opportunity and the will to teach and coach students to become the best they can possibly be.
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