Pompano Beach, FL – Black College Championships (BCC) Executive Board has appointed Minority Baseball Prospects’ Jerrel Calhoun as selection committee chair for the 2022 Black College World Series, it was announced this week. The board also named the new members to the selection committee who will be responsible for selecting the top eight teams for the Black College World Series scheduled for May 10-15, 2022 at Riverwalk Stadium, Montgomery, Alabama.
Calhoun will lead Clifford McAfee of Urban Media Today, Roger Cador of Black College Championships, Trevin Jones of HBCU-Pro Sports Media Association, Ray Porter Jr of Urban Media Today and Kelvin Carter, Missouri School Educator to the BCC Selection Committee.
The new members will begin their terms starting this spring. The committee will select the best teams who will compete for a national title among Historically Black Colleges and Universities’ (HBCU) “small school” baseball programs.
Jarrel Calhoun will be an outstanding addition to Black College Championships as we enter the second Black College World Series event. His expertise, knowledge, and integrity, along with love of college baseball, will allow him to fit right in and lead the new members.
At BCC, we are pleased that Jerrel Calhoun will serve as chair. In this new role he will serve as a great insider and spokesperson in getting a championship level playing field to crown a world series champion.
Calhoun currently resides in Montgomery, AL and works in the athletic department at Alabama State University. He’s a former collegiate baseball player at Lawson State Community College from 2005-2007 and at Miles College in 2008. He also coaches high school baseball at Pike Road High School and serves as the president of community relations as well as Alabama regional director for Minority Baseball Prospects.
Roger Cador was the head coach at his alma mater, Southern University for 33 seasons (1985-2017) where he built the team into one of the most respected HBCU programs in the nation and turned the Jaguars into a powerhouse baseball program. He compiled a career record of 913-597-1 (.604) in leading Southern to 14 conference titles and 11 NCAA tournaments. The legendary coach guided the Jaguars to a first time an HBCU school won an NCAA tournament game. Also, added two more NCAA tournament victories en route to posting a dozen 30-win seasons. Cador is also a senior consultant and event planner for Black College Championships.
Cliff McAfee, Jr, was born in Pittsburgh, PA and graduated from Steven Technology School in Lancaster, PA. McAfee attends graduate school at the University of South Florida, and will finish up in August of 2022. He is also a sports journalist for Urban Media Today Sports (urbanmediatoday.com) and the vice president of the Student Veterans of America at the University of South Florida.
Kelvin Porter has been a freelance sportswriter at Urban Media Today since 2010 and he is responsible for writing local/national sports articles and other news articles as assigned. He also covers Pittsburgh Steelers games and news conferences, interviewing players in the locker room and attending practices. Porter covers the University of Pittsburgh football and basketball games, news conferences and Pitt football practices. He has also covered the first and second rounds of the NCAA Basketball Tournament, events at the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Duquesne University basketball games.
Carter is a native of Meridian, MS and a graduate of Alcorn State University, Lindenwood University (Masters), and Webster University (EDS). Kelvin has cultivated multiple relationships with higher educational institutions in the St. Louis Metro Area and beyond with access to educational real and relevant educational options. Porter is also instrumental in connecting Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCUs) either through academics and/or athletics.
Trevin Jones, a Norfolk State University graduate, has worked as an announcer for WTJZ in Hampton, VA. He was also a producer for WBLS-FM and WLIB-AM in New York. He then became a producer and a sports anchor for the Sheridan Broadcasting Network in Pittsburgh. He also was a co-host and producer on SBNS’ award-winning Black College Football Weekly radio show. After producing for Sirius -XM Fantasy sports channel in DC and a brief stint on air at V96 FM in Valdosta, GA. Jones returned north to became “The Voice of Howard University football and basketball” and a sports anchor for SBN Sports.