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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 Aponte SVP, Football Operations & Chief Football Administrative Officer
Kevin Boothe Director, Management Council / Labor Operations
Kimberly Fields SVP, Football Business Strategy / Football Operations
NFL Clubs:
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Arizona Cardinals Quentin Harris Vice President, Player Personnel
Arizona Cardinals Vance Joseph Defensive Coordinator
Atlanta Falcons Charles London Quarterbacks Coach
Atlanta Falcons Anthony Robinson Director of College Scouting
Baltimore Ravens Chris Horton Special Teams Coordinator
Buffalo Bills Terrance Gray Assistant Director of Player Personnel
Buffalo Bills Eric Washington Senior Defensive Assistant / Defensive Line Coach
Carolina Panthers Jeff Nixon Assistant Head Coach, Offense
Carolina Panthers Samir Suleiman Vice President of Football Administration
Chicago Bears Ian Cunningham Assistant General Manager
Chicago Bears Alan Williams Defensive Coordinator
Cincinnati Bengals Trey Brown Scout
Cincinnati Bengals Troy Walters Wide Receivers Coach
Cleveland Browns Glenn Cook Vice President, Player Personnel
Cleveland Browns Joe Woods Defensive Coordinator
Dallas Cowboys Chris Vaughn Assistant Director of College Scouting
Dallas Cowboys Joe Whitt Jr. Defensive Passing Game Coordinator / Secondary Coach
Denver Broncos Ejiro Evero Defensive Coordinator
Denver Broncos Kelly Kleine Executive Director of Football Operations / Special Advisor to the General Manager
Detroit Lions ay Agnew Assistant General Manager
Detroit Lions Aaron Glenn Defensive Coordinator
Green Bay Packers Jerry Gray Defensive Backs Coach / Passing Game Coordinator
Green Bay Packers Richmond Williams Director of Pro Personnel
Houston Texans Pep Hamilton Offensive Coordinator
Houston Texans Mozique McCurtis Director of College Scouting
Indianapolis Colts Marcus Brady Offensive Coordinator
Indianapolis Colts Morocco Brown Director of College Scouting
Jacksonville Jaguars Mike Caldwell Defensive Coordinator
Jacksonville Jaguars Regis Eller Director of Pro Scouting
Kansas City Chiefs Eric Bieniemy Offensive Coordinator
Kansas City Chiefs Tim Terry Senior Director of Pro Scouting
Las Vegas Raiders Dwayne Joseph Director of Pro Personnel
Los Angeles Chargers Renaldo Hill Defensive Coordinator
Los Angeles Chargers JoJo Wooden Director of Player Personnel
Los Angeles Rams Thomas Brown Assistant Head Coach / Tight Ends Coach
Los Angeles Rams Ray Farmer Senior Personnel Executive
Miami Dolphins Marvin Allen Assistant General Manager
Miami Dolphins Jon Embree Assistant Head Coach / Tight Ends Coach
Minnesota Vikings Chris Blanco Assistant Director of Pro Scouting
Minnesota Vikings Chisom Opara National Scout
New England Patriots Steve Cargile Pro Scouting Director
New England Patriots DeMarcus Covington Defensive Line Coach
New Orleans Saints Khai Harley Vice President of Football Administration
New Orleans Saints Kris Richard Co-Defensive Coordinator / Secondary Coach
New York Giants Brandon Brown Assistant General Manager
New York Giants Thomas McGaughey Special Teams Coordinator
New York Jets Chad Alexander Director, Player Personnel
New York Jets Ron Middleton Tight Ends Coach
Philadelphia Eagles Brian Johnson Quarterbacks Coach
Philadelphia Eagles Jeff Scott Director of Football Operations
Pittsburgh Steelers Frisman Jackson Wide Receivers Coach
San Francisco 49ers Ran Carthon Director of Player Personnel
Seattle Seahawks Alonzo Highsmith Senior Executive Advisor to the General Manager
Seattle Seahawks Kerry Joseph Assistant Quarterbacks Coach
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jacqueline Davidson Director of Football Research
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Byron Leftwich Offensive Coordinator
Tennessee Titans Tony Dews Running Backs Coach
Tennessee Titans Brian Gardner Director of Pro Scouting
Washington Commanders Randy Jordan Running Backs Coach
Washington Commanders Eric Stokes Senior Director of Player Personnel

*Participants subject to change