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Columbia hires first black head coach in Ivy League

Updated: December 12, 2005, 7:21 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Norries Wilson became the first black head football coach in Ivy League history, taking over a Columbia program that hasn't had a winning season since 1996.

The former Connecticut offensive coordinator was introduced at a news conference Monday at Columbia's Manhattan campus, a day after being hired by the Division I-AA program.

The Lions were 2-8 overall this season and winless in the Ivy League.

"I want to say that we're going to be successful in ...

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