HBCU coaches to take center stage at NFL QB coaching summit

The NFL and the Black College Hall of Fame have teamed up with several HBCU coaches for an important summit.

In partnership with the Black College Football Hall of Fame, assistant and positional NFL and NCAA coaches have been invited to attend the 2019 NFL Quarterback Coaching Summit from June 24-25 in Atlanta, Georgia, as part of the League’s commitment to strengthening the coaching and personnel development pipeline.

“As part of our ongoing efforts to develop a diverse pipeline of offensive coaches and personnel, the Quarterback Coaching Summit is an opportunity for participants to further develop and perfect their proficiencies in game administration, offensive philosophy implementation and quarterback development,” said Troy Vincent, NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations.

Announced today at the 2019 NFL Spring League Meeting, the summit aims to equip individuals working on the offensive side of the ball with resources, professional development and networking opportunities with NFL club representatives.

“We are excited to work with the NFL on the Quarterback Coaching Summit, as well as open the lines of communication and exchange ideas on fundamentals and techniques required to coach the QB position,” said James “Shack” Harris, Black College Football Hall of Fame Co-Founder and 2012 Inductee. “The results should help participating coaches in college football and the NFL prepare for the opportunity to become head coach, offensive coordinator, quarterback coach, or offensive assistant.”

The summit additionally features panels with NFL general managers and head coaches, including former Baltimore Ravens general manager and current executive vice president Ozzie Newsome, Philadelphia Eagles Executive Vice President of Football Operations Howie Roseman, Minnesota Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman, and Black College Football Hall of Fame Co-Founders James Harris and Doug Williams. Panels will focus on best practices for career advancement and their path to obtaining opportunities in the NFL

Here are the HBCU connections on the list:

Broderick Fobbs, Grambling head coach
James Harris, Grambling legend, NFL star and front office employee
Pep Hamilton, former Howard QB and XFL head coach
Jerry Mack, former NCCU coach and current Rice OC
Brennan Marion, former Howard OC
Connell Maynor, Alabama A&M head coach
Kendrick Nord, former Grambling star and current QB coach
Allen Suber, former Bethune-Cookman QB and current assistant
John Tomlinson, NCCU QB Coach
Pat White, Alcorn State QB Coach
Ted White, Prairie View A&M coach and Howard legend
D.J. Williams III, former Grambling QB

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