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Inaugural NFL Coach and Front Office Accelerator Program slated for Spring League Meeting May 23-24 in Atlanta


As part of the NFL's ongoing commitment to promote greater coach and C-suite level diversity among clubs, the League announced plans today to host its inaugural Coach and Front Office Accelerator, May 23-24 at the Spring League Meeting in Atlanta. The Accelerator will convene more than 60 diverse head coach and general manager prospects from all clubs and the League, and ownership representation from all 32 clubs.

The program will provide senior women and minority prospects with leadership development sessions with football operations experts and facilitators, as well as time spent networking directly with club owners. The effort is designed to continue building a diverse hiring pipeline for future head coach and general manager positions throughout the League.

Each club nominated rising prospects to participate in the two-day Accelerator. In addition to leadership development and sessions on the business of football, attendees will engage in candid discussions on how to take the next step in becoming a coach or front office executive.

"The NFL is committed to diversity and inclusion and this program is the latest in a series of steps designed to improve our hiring practices," said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. "The program ensures that clubs receive exposure to high performing, up-and-coming NFL talent."


NFL League Office:
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Dawn AponteSVP, Football Operations & Chief Football Administrative Officer
Kevin BootheDirector, Management Council / Labor Operations
Kimberly FieldsSVP, Football Business Strategy / Football Operations
NFL Clubs:
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Arizona CardinalsQuentin HarrisVice President, Player Personnel
Arizona CardinalsVance JosephDefensive Coordinator
Atlanta FalconsCharles LondonQuarterbacks Coach
Atlanta FalconsAnthony RobinsonDirector of College Scouting
Baltimore RavensChris HortonSpecial Teams Coordinator
Buffalo BillsTerrance GrayAssistant Director of Player Personnel
Buffalo BillsEric WashingtonSenior Defensive Assistant / Defensive Line Coach
Carolina PanthersJeff NixonAssistant Head Coach, Offense
Carolina PanthersSamir SuleimanVice President of Football Administration
Chicago BearsIan CunninghamAssistant General Manager
Chicago BearsAlan WilliamsDefensive Coordinator
Cincinnati BengalsTrey BrownScout
Cincinnati BengalsTroy WaltersWide Receivers Coach
Cleveland BrownsGlenn CookVice President, Player Personnel
Cleveland BrownsJoe WoodsDefensive Coordinator
Dallas CowboysChris VaughnAssistant Director of College Scouting
Dallas CowboysJoe Whitt Jr.Defensive Passing Game Coordinator / Secondary Coach
Denver BroncosEjiro EveroDefensive Coordinator
Denver BroncosKelly KleineExecutive Director of Football Operations / Special Advisor to the General Manager
Detroit Lionsay AgnewAssistant General Manager
Detroit LionsAaron GlennDefensive Coordinator
Green Bay PackersJerry GrayDefensive Backs Coach / Passing Game Coordinator
Green Bay PackersRichmond WilliamsDirector of Pro Personnel
Houston TexansPep HamiltonOffensive Coordinator
Houston TexansMozique McCurtisDirector of College Scouting
Indianapolis ColtsMarcus BradyOffensive Coordinator
Indianapolis ColtsMorocco BrownDirector of College Scouting
Jacksonville JaguarsMike CaldwellDefensive Coordinator
Jacksonville JaguarsRegis EllerDirector of Pro Scouting
Kansas City ChiefsEric BieniemyOffensive Coordinator
Kansas City ChiefsTim TerrySenior Director of Pro Scouting
Las Vegas RaidersDwayne JosephDirector of Pro Personnel
Los Angeles ChargersRenaldo HillDefensive Coordinator
Los Angeles ChargersJoJo WoodenDirector of Player Personnel
Los Angeles RamsThomas BrownAssistant Head Coach / Tight Ends Coach
Los Angeles RamsRay FarmerSenior Personnel Executive
Miami DolphinsMarvin AllenAssistant General Manager
Miami DolphinsJon EmbreeAssistant Head Coach / Tight Ends Coach
Minnesota VikingsChris BlancoAssistant Director of Pro Scouting
Minnesota VikingsChisom OparaNational Scout
New England PatriotsSteve CargilePro Scouting Director
New England PatriotsDeMarcus CovingtonDefensive Line Coach
New Orleans SaintsKhai HarleyVice President of Football Administration
New Orleans SaintsKris RichardCo-Defensive Coordinator / Secondary Coach
New York GiantsBrandon BrownAssistant General Manager
New York GiantsThomas McGaugheySpecial Teams Coordinator
New York JetsChad AlexanderDirector, Player Personnel
New York JetsRon MiddletonTight Ends Coach
Philadelphia EaglesBrian JohnsonQuarterbacks Coach
Philadelphia EaglesJeff ScottDirector of Football Operations
Pittsburgh SteelersFrisman JacksonWide Receivers Coach
San Francisco 49ersRan CarthonDirector of Player Personnel
Seattle SeahawksAlonzo HighsmithSenior Executive Advisor to the General Manager
Seattle SeahawksKerry JosephAssistant Quarterbacks Coach
Tampa Bay BuccaneersJacqueline DavidsonDirector of Football Research
Tampa Bay BuccaneersByron LeftwichOffensive Coordinator
Tennessee TitansTony DewsRunning Backs Coach
Tennessee TitansBrian GardnerDirector of Pro Scouting
Washington CommandersRandy JordanRunning Backs Coach
Washington CommandersEric StokesSenior Director of Player Personnel

*Participants subject to change