League provides development opportunities for minority coaches on the offensive side of the ball
NEW YORK (June 10, 2020) – In partnership with the Black College Football Hall of Fame the NFL today announced that the third annual Quarterback Coaching Summit will take place virtually from June 22-23. NFL and NCAA assistant coaches will take part in the two-day program to experience professional development and networking opportunities with NFL club executives.
"The Quarterback Summit brings together the brightest, most innovative and successful offensive minds from around the country," said TROY VINCENT, NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations. "From professional development to networking to coaching best practices, this summit should leave no doubt about the promising pipeline of championship play callers within the sport of football."
The Quarterback Coaching Summit is one of several NFL programs intended to build the coaching and personnel development pipeline and strengthen diversity across the league. In its third year, the program will feature sessions and panels led by NFL owners, current and former NFL coaches, and college football coaches including: Pittsburgh Steelers president and NFL Workplace Diversity Committee chair ART ROONEY II, Buffalo Bills president KIM PEGULA, Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator ERIC BIENIEMY, Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator BYRON LEFTWICH, San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator ROBERT SALEH, and Buffalo Bills assistant head coach and defensive coordinator LESLIE FRAZIER.
Sessions will focus on varying topics including building a coaching staff, quarterback position fundamentals, and other best practices for career advancement. Attendees will also have an opportunity to hear from and network with members of the NFL's Workplace Diversity Committee. New this year, past NFL Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship participants were also invited to attend, continuing pipeline candidate's relationship with the league.
"We are excited to continue this partnership with the National Football League as qualified coaches and executives come together to advance their careers," said DOUG WILLIAMS, co-founder of the Black College Football Hall of Fame (BCFHOF).
The 2019 Quarterback Coaching Summit was hosted at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. In its first year as an NFL co-sponsored event, the Summit connected three dozen participants with NFL club coaches and executives to help identify and develop more diverse candidates for offensive coaching positions.
The league will also host virtual development programs for past and current Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship and Nunn-Wooten Scouting Fellowship participants. Beginning on June 25 and running through the end of August, a series of online education sessions for aspiring coaches and professional scouts will be offered.
A snapshot of coaches and presenters invited to participate in the 2020 Quarterback Coaching Summit can be found below and is subject to change.
|Eric Bieniemy||Kansas City Chiefs|
|Marcus Brady||Indianapolis Colts|
|Morocco Brown||Indianapolis Colts|
|Jim Caldwell||Former NFL Head Coach|
|Dave Canales||Seattle Seahawks|
|Ronald Curry||New Orleans Saints|
|Joshua Dean||Lincoln University|
|George Edwards||Dallas Cowboys|
|Tony Elliott||Clemson University|
|Broderick Fobbs||Grambling State University|
|Erik Frazier||Montana State|
|Leslie Frazier||Buffalo Bills|
|Josh Gattis||University of Michigan|
|Billy Gonzales||University of Florida|
|Harold Goodwin||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Pep Hamilton||Los Angeles Chargers|
|James "Shack" Harris||BCFHOF|
|Champ Kelly||Chicago Bears|
|Shaun King||IMG Academy|
|Byron Leftwich||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Michael Locksley||University of Maryland|
|Anthony Lynn||Los Angeles Chargers|
|Martin Mayhew||San Francisco 49ers|
|Woody McCorvey||Clemson University|
|Garrick McGee||Former Head Coach |
|Reggie McKenzie||Miami Dolphins|
|Raheem Morris||Atlanta Falcons|
|Jimmy Raye Jr.||NFL Consultant|
|Jimmy Raye III||Detroit Lions|
|Jerry Reese||Former NFL General Manager|
|Robert Saleh||San Francisco 49ers|
|Willie Simmons||Florida A&M University |
|Marques Tuiasosopo||University of California|
|Trumaine Watson||Virginia State University|
|Doug Williams||Washington Redskins|
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