A Pinellas hotel will get a nifty piece of business in 2010: the national convention for black college coaches and sports administrators. The selection was made this week at the Black Coaches & Administrators annual convention in Atlanta, which drew about 400 members. Pinellas' tourism marketing arm, Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater, sponsored a breakfast Thursday and pitched the county to BCA officials. But late Friday, the group's leaders still hadn't announced which of two establishments — the Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club in Palm Harbor or the Hilton in downtown St. Petersburg — won the convention. Either way, we could get a chance to see someone with connections in high places: Oregon State's new football coach, Craig Robinson. He's also the brother-in-law of Illinois senator and presidential hopeful Barack Obama.
Pinellas' play for black coaches event succeeds
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