Hometown Hero: Chris Burns

This week’s Cardi’s Hometown Sports Hero is Bryant’s Chris Burns.

The Bulldog assistant basketball coach became the first openly gay coach in men’s or women’s Division I college basketball when he came out in October an article featured in USA Today.

A player at PC and Bryant, and a coach assistant at RIC, Burns is now spreading his message of inclusion, which found him addressing fellow coaches this week at Bob Walsh’s Dynamic Leadership Academy.

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