Kyle Hawkins is the former head coach of the German National Men's U-19 lacrosse team, former head coach of the University of Missouri Men's Lacrosse team. In May 2006, he discussed his sexual orientation with several media outlets, including the New York Times and MSNBC.com after having revealed to the university and team that he was gay. In April 2007, the story again made media waves with an Associated Press story featured on MSNBC.com. Hawkins was named the first gay man coaching an intercollegiate men's team sport by ESPN. Hawkins was born in 1970 and brought up as a devout Southern Baptist in the St. Louis, Missouri suburb of Kirkwood, Missouri, he graduated from Kirkwood High School in 1989. He attended Arizona State University where he was the president of a Southern Baptist student group. After college, he spent time as a high school teacher. While working as a history teacher at Hazelwood Central High School, Hawkins coached football; some of the football players approached with interest in starting a lacrosse team in the offseason.
They needed a coach, Hawkins volunteered to coach the new team at Hazelwood Central. After fours years at Hazelwood Central, Hawkins was hired as the head coach of the University of Missouri Men's Lacrosse Club; the Missouri lacrosse team is not a varsity athletic program, but rather a club team affiliated with the school. Their team has no scholarships, the decision-making of the team rests on the shoulders of the players, not school administrators or coaches. While coaching the lacrosse club, Hawkins taught history at Hickman High School in Columbia, Missouri; as coach of the Mizzou lacrosse club, Hawkins compiled a 112–49 record in his first eight years of coaching the team, including a conference championship in 2004 that gave the team a berth to the league's national tournament. In 2004, he was selected as the coach of the year. Hawkins now identifies himself as an atheist. On September 28, 2004, Hawkins joined the message boards at OutSports.com and made his first post, a 1,500-word anonymous message, seeking advice and guidance as an in-the-closet college coach.
That year, he revealed his until-then hidden homosexuality to his parents and family who disowned him. After revealing his sexual orientation to his family, he informed the university and the other Missouri coaches. According to Hawkins, the university and his assistant coaches were supportive of his decision; the discussion continued for two years, until, on June 6, 2006, he posted under his real name and came out of the closet. The story was picked up by numerous national news agencies; the story again made headlines on April 7, 2007 when the Associated Press published a story detailing the after-effects of the original story. From 2008-February 2013 Hawkins was head coach of the HTHC Hamburg Warriors of the Bundesliga Nord of the German Lacrosse Association. In 2012, Hawkins was named as the head coach of the German U-19 National Men's program; the team competed in the 2012 FIL World Championships. List of LGBT sportspeople Gay History Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association University of Missouri Men's Lacrosse website OutSports.com
Bojan Božović is a Montenegrin football striker, who plays for Manama Club. He started playing with FK Kom from where he moved to Belgrade to join FK Hajduk Beograd but spend most of the time playing on loan at FK BPI Pekar. Due to a broken foot, Božović missed a transfer to Hamburg during the winter break of the 2008-09 season, he signed a two-year contract with Belgian Jupiler League side Cercle Brugge in June 2009. His former teams are the Montenegrin FK Kom, Serbian Hajduk Beograd and Hungarian teams Békéscsaba Előre, Budapest Honvéd and Kaposvári Rákóczi. Bojan Božović has been a youth international, he has been called up to represent Montenegro at senior level, but has no appearances so far. He scored his first goal for Cercle against Lokeren on 17 October 2009: an equalizer in the last minute of injury time. 27 October, Božović made both goals in the 2-0 cup victory against OH Leuven and went on to score two winning goals against R. S. C. Anderlecht helping Cercle to reach the cup final, he finished as top scorer of Belgium cup 2009–2010.
In preseason 2010-11 he was told by the board of Cercle Brugge. He didn't find a team to play in before closing of the transfer period and was dropped out of the first team squad, he played a whole year with the reserve squad before moving to Hungarian team BFC Siófok. In summer 2012 he returned to Serbia joining his former club FK Hajduk Beograd, playing now in the Serbian League Belgrade. During the first half of 2013 he played with Chainat in Thailand, in summer 2013 he returned to Serbia and joined FK Bežanija. During the winter break of the 2013–14 season he moved to a Serbian SuperLiga side FK Napredak Kruševac. During the winter break of the 2014–15 season, a year after joining Napredak, he moved to Saudi Arabia and joined Al-Shoalah. "Belgium Cup 2009-2010 Soccer Statistics and Results" Bojan Božović player info at the official Cercle Brugge website Bojan Božović at FootballDatabase.eu