https://gofrogs.com/news/2020/7/31/tcu-mens-basketball-leads-a-charge-for-social-justice.aspx GoFrogs: TCU Men’s Basketball Leads a Charge for Social Justice FORT WORTH - An unprecedented year has become an important time in this country and the TCU men's basketball team has been doing its part to educate and empower its student-athletes. Unity March On June 9, head coach Jamie Dixon and player development coordinator Corey Santee along with members of the TCU women's basketball coaching staff, TCU students, faculty and staff, marched down University Drive in the middle of TCU's campus. The march was organized by student leaders on campus as part of the social justice initiative. Dixon and the NABC After assuming the role of NABC President in April, Dixon has overseen numerous changes to college basketball. In June, the National Association of Basketball Coaches formed the NABC Committee on Racial Reconciliation to address issues related to racial injustice both within intercollegiate athletics and society at large. "The NABC spends significant time on important issues in our sport such as transfers and the recruiting calendar, but they pale in significance to the racial conflicts our country is currently facing and the underlying issues that got us to this point," Dixon said at the time. "Our hope is that this committee and list of recommendations can leverage the platforms we have as coaches to help bring about needed change." The NABC encouraged all men's basketball coaches to celebrate and educate student-athletes and staff on the significance of Juneteenth, and to urge their institutional leadership to establish Juneteenth as a campus holiday. Santee Named to TCU Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Athletics Council In July, Santee was named to the TCU Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Athletics Council. The council was created by TCU Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Jeremiah Donati and is made up of TCU Athletics staff members who will devote their time and energy to help move the athletic department forward and better support TCU student-athletes, coaches and staff. Dr. James Cash Speaks to the Team TCU Lettermen's Hall of Famer and men's basketball great Dr. James Cash spoke to the team on race and social justice via Zoom. Cash spoke about his experience as the first African-American basketball player in the Southwest Conference and leading TCU to the 1968 Southwest Conference championship. Cash, who holds the position of James E Robison Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus at the Harvard Business School, also spoke about using a TCU education to achieve something meaningful beyond basketball. Other speakers this summer have included Dr. Darron Turner, TCU's Chief Inclusion Officer and Title IX Coordinator and Eric Wood, Director of TCU Counseling and Mental Health. The team has watched videos on Kobe Bryant, Pastor Brett Fuller who is the Senior Pastor of Grace Covenant Church in Chantilly, Va., LeBron James and John Lewis, a politician and civil-rights leader. TCU will continue to show videos on influential African-Americans. #TogetherOn3 Senior Owen Aschieris and sophomore Dylan Arnette started a monthly Zoom discussion called Together On 3. The first student-athlete-hosted discussion was on July 29 and was capped at 50 participants, all of whom were TCU student-athletes. The mission is to bring the TCU student body closer together through discussions of race and social justice. Future discussions will include non-student-athletes.