The Jacksonville Jaguars have hosted an assistant coach during this year's training camp as part of the NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship Program. The coach, who is spending training camp working with the Jaguars' coaches, is Dana Chambers from Southwest Missouri State.
"For the seventh year in a row, we have a chance to host a young college coach during training camp," said Jaguars head coach Tom Coughlin. "Dana Chambers has a chance to gain valuable experience and insight into what the NFL is all about during training camp. He also has a chance to provide assistance to our coaching staff in a crucial time for the devolopment of our football team for the coming season."
Chambers has been working with Jaguars assistant coach John Pease and the team's defensive line. He currently coaches the defensive line at Southwest Missouri State. A graduate of Central Missouri State, he previously coached at Western Michigan - where he was the position coach for former Jaguar Joel Smeenge - and Eastern Illinois.
The National Football League Minority Coaching Fellowship Program began in 1987. In 15 years, nearly 600 coaches have taken part in the program.