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ATLANTA, Ga.– Morris Brown College (MBC) has announced its partnership with Boyd Parker Sports Group, Black Soccer Membership Association, and Diaspora Athletic Company to bring soccer to Morris Brown College.
The partnership will bring a club soccer program to the college in an effort to transition to a school-sponsored National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) soccer program.
“On behalf of the BSMA we are excited to work with two excellent partners in the BPSG and DAco. We all bring an array of expertise in the sports management business with soccer being our number one sport to promote,” BSMA Chairman Justin Reid explained. “We are also excited to work with a historical college like Morris Brown and will do our best to ensure that a successful club soccer program is launched and that we can take MBC to the next level which will be to become a varsity program in the very near future.”
HBCU Morris Brown College to kick off program
The start date of the program is tentative and in partnership with the consulting services of Boyd Parker Sports Group (BPSG), Black Soccer Membership Association (BSMA), and Diaspora Athletic Company. This partnership comes at the right time as Atlanta, Georgia has been selected to host FIFA WorldCup 2026 which has aided in much excitement surrounding the sport of soccer.
Recently, BPSG has executed HBCU ID Soccer Camps in Atlanta, Georgia which helps high school student athletes who are interested in playing soccer at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
This group of consultants will help Morris Brown College navigate the process of launching a soccer program and develop a plan to execute.
On a mission to rebuild the institution
As Morris Brown College has recently obtained full accreditation, in addition to scaling its academic profile, it will now focus on bringing back clubs and eventually varsity sports, beginning with soccer. The institution will operate the soccer program as a club for two seasons then work to move into an NAIA conference.
This will be the first time in the history of Morris Brown College that a soccer team will represent the Wolverines at any level. MBC will also be the only school in the Atlanta University Center that currently supports a soccer program of any kind.
“We are ecstatic that we were able to achieve full accreditation. Morris Brown offers a unique, affordable, and quality education that prepares students for success,” Morris Brown President Kevin James said. “As we rebuild the institution, we felt it very important that student life including Greek Life and some athletic programs be implemented for a full HBCU experience. This was truly The Hard Reset. This is just the beginning!”
To learn more about Morris Brown College and this partnership at Morris Brown College, visit morrisbrown.edu.