Who's First? Setting the Record Straight

From 1957 to 2005, Black colleges have accounted for 21 national championships starting in the NAIA (13) and NCAA II (8).
African American head coaches (Black colleges /predominantly white colleges) have won a combined 24 titles. 
Dave Robbins, the only white coach in the HBCU ranks to win a national championship has three (1984, 1992, 2005). 
John McLendon, Jr. and Tennessee State (1957-58-59) and Lucias Mitchell and Kentucky State (1970-71-72) are the only schools to win three consecutive championships (NAIA) 

NAIA II National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

Year School Finals Opponent Head Coach MVP
1957
Tennessee State
92-73
SE Oklahoma
John B. McLendon, Jr.
John Barnhill
1958
Tennessee State
85-73
W. Illinois
John B. McLendon, Jr.
Dick Barnett
1959
Tennessee State
97-87
Pacific Lutheran
John B. McLendon, Jr.
Dick Barnett
1961
Grambling College
95-75
Georgetown, KY
Fred Hobdy
Charles Hardnett
1962
Prairie View A&M
62–53
Westminster (PA)
Zelmo Beaty
1965
Central State, OH
85-51
Oklahoma Baptist
BIll Lucas
Ken WIlburn
1968
Central State, OH
51-48
Fairmont State (WV)
Bill Lucas
Ken WIlburn
1970
Kentucky State
79-71
Central Washington
Lucious Mitchell
Elmore Smith
1971
Kentucky State
102–82
Eastern Michigan
Lucious Mitchell
Travis Grant
1972
Kentucky State
71-62
Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Lucious Mitchell
Travis Grant
1976
Coppin State
96–91
Henderson State (AR)
Ron Mitchell
Joe Pace
1977
Texas Southern
71–44
Campbell (NC)
Ed Adams
Bennie Swain

John B. McLendon, Jr.
Tennessee State
(1957-58-59)

Bill Lucas
Central State, Ohio
(1965, 68)

Lucious Mitchell
Kentucky State
(1970-71-72)

NCAA II National Collegiate Athletic Association

Year School Finals Opponent Head Coach MVP
1967
Winston-Salem State
77-74
SW Missouri State
Clarence Gaines
Earl Monroe
1974
Morgan State
67-52
SW Missouri State
Nat Frazier
Marvin Webster
1978
Cheyney State
47-40
Wisconsin–Green Bay
John Chaney
Andrew Fields
1980
Virginia Union
80–74
New York Tech
Dave Robbins
Keith Valentine
1982
District of Columbia
73–63
Florida Southern
Wil Jones
Michael Britt
1989
North Carolina Central
73–46
SE Missouri State
Mike Bernard
Miles Clarke
1992
Virginia Union
100–75
Bridgeport
Dave Robbins
Derrick Johnson
2005
Virginia Union
63–58
Bryant
Dave Robbins
Antwan Walton

Clarence “Bighouse” Gaines
Winston Salem State
(1967)

Dave Robbins
Virginia Union
(1980, 92. 05)

NCAA I National Collegiate Athletic Association

Year School Finals Opponent Head Coach
1984
84–75
Georgetown
Houston
John Thompson
1994
Arkansas
76–72
Duke
Nolan Richardson
2014
Connecticut
60-54
Kentucky
Kevin Ollie

John Thompson
Georgetown
(1984)

nolan-richardson, arkansas

Nolan Richardson
Arkansas
(1994)

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