635796020265455161-Portrait-1Chris Burns is assistant coach for the Bryant University Bulldogs, and he just came out to his team as gay.  This makes him the first coach of a Division 1 team that has come out.

Slowly I became more comfortable with myself, and Anthony did as well. I felt both pressure and fear rise in me. All of those early years, just beginning to explore my sexuality, were filled with a bit of denial. As comfort rose, I realized someday I would have to embrace and accept that this is who I am, and that I will need to be honest with people about it.

Congrats to Chris for taking this courageous step!

Chris Burns wrote an article at Outsports, you should check it out.