As spirited protests continue in Louisville and all across the country, U of L’s most prominent head coaches have now all released statements on the state of things.
Women’s basketball head coach Jeff Walz was the first to take to social media to share his thoughts:
We will be getting back to campus soon, and we are committed to working together to better our Louisville community with empathy, compassion, and respect for all people. We plan to make a difference through our actions. @UofLWBB will be part of the solution. #ONE— Jeff Walz (@CoachJeffWalz) May 31, 2020
A statement was later put out on the official U of L women’s basketball account:
One of the most animated statements put out by any coach, anywhere came from Louisville men’s basketball coach Chris Mack:
Mack has also spoken out in support of director of operations Kahil Fennell, who was one of more than 30 people charged with unlawful assembly at Sunday night’s Breonna Taylor protests.
Cardinal football coach Scott Satterfield joined Walz in releasing a statement on Saturday.
Dan McDonnell, who is not on social media, released a message through the official Louisville baseball Twitter account.
A message from Head Coach Dan McDonnell. pic.twitter.com/C2WYEnO24b— Louisville Baseball (@LouisvilleBSB) May 31, 2020
While the messages vary in their degree clarity and aggressiveness, it’s nice to see the highest-profile figures involved with U of L athletics once again showcasing this level of unity and support.