Jaguars strength coach Kevin Maxen announces he’s gay – first male coach in major US men’s pro sports to come out: ‘I don’t want to feel like I have to lie’
Maxen said he ‘wants to be vocal in support of people the way they want to be’
The coach said he consulted free-agent Carl Nassib for advice
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Kevin Maxen, the Jacksonville Jaguars’ associate strength coach, made history by becoming the first male coach in a major American men’s sport to come out as gay.
Maxen came out in an interview with SBNation site Outsports – detailing that she has been in a relationship with her boyfriend Nick for almost two and a half years.
‘I don’t want to think I have to think about it anymore,’ Maxen told OutSports. ‘I don’t want to feel like I have to lie about who I’m seeing or why I’m living with someone else.
‘I want to be vocal in supporting people the way they want to live, but I just want to live and not be afraid of how people will react.’
Kevin Maxen, an associate strength coach with the Jaguars, has come out as gay
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