Redskins Have 5 Participants Attend Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship

This is a press release from the NFL. Chris Samuels appears to be making strong moves to be a big time NFL Coach. Redskins WR Coach Keenan McCardell was a prior participant.

A record 96 minority coaches took part in this summer's BILL WALSH NFL MINORITY COACHING FELLOWSHIP, the NFL announced today.

Former Washington Redskins tackle CHRIS SAMUELS (2000-09) was among the participants.  Samuels, who recently retired from the NFL, spent the summer with the Redskins as he pursues a career in coaching.

"Everything was great," says Samuels.  "I learned from a great group of coaches who are experienced in the NFL.  I was in a great situation to learn how to coach football.  I have always known that I wanted to coach football once I retired.  This is always what I wanted to do, so now I'm just going to the second phase of my life."

Cincinnati Bengals head coach MARVIN LEWIS, who earned NFL Coach of the Year honors from the Associated Press last season, interned with the San Francisco 49ers (1988) and Kansas City Chiefs (1991).

"My opportunity with the fellowship was a great exposure to new ideas," says Lewis.  "It was just so valuable to coach alongside the San Francisco 49ers staff on a daily basis, seeing the quality and expertise that go into every aspect of NFL coaching.  The things I learned then that I still apply today are most notably in the areas of scheduling and attention to detail.  I hope the coaches that we've hosted in the fellowship learned some of the same valuable things from our staff."

Lewis is one of four current NFL head coaches - RAHEEM MORRIS (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), LOVIE SMITH (Chicago Bears) and MIKE TOMLIN (Pittsburgh Steelers) are the others - who are graduates of the program.

Newly hired Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator and running backs coach CURTIS MODKINS participated in the program with the Philadelphia Eagles (1997), Dallas Cowboys (1999) and Pittsburgh Steelers (2005).  During Modkins' internship with Dallas in 1999, he established a relationship with current Bills head coach CHAN GAILEY, who was the Cowboys head coach at the time. 

"It's a great program," says Modkins.  "Obviously it has meant the world to me.  It gave me an opportunity to first of all learn a lot of football and put me in a network of people in this league that eventually gave me an opportunity to do what I'm doing today.  It's a critical program and I think what the league is doing is great." 

The program, which was named after the man who conceived the idea - late Pro Football Hall of Fame head coach BILL WALSH - exposes talented minority college coaches to the methods and philosophies of summer NFL training camps.  Walsh introduced the concept in 1987 when he brought a group of minority coaches into his San Francisco 49ers' training camp.  The program has mentored more than 1,500 minority coaches through the years.

2010 NFL COACHES WHO ARE GRADUATES OF BILL WALSH NFL MINORITY COACHING FELLOWSHIP

CLUB

COACH

POSITION

Atlanta

Keith Armstrong

Special teams coordinator

Buffalo

Curtis Modkins

Offensive coordinator/running backs

 

Adrian White

Defensive quality control

Carolina

Tyke Tolbert

Wide receivers

Chicago

Lovie Smith

Head coach

Cincinnati

Jay Hayes

Defensive line

 

Marvin Lewis

Head coach

Denver

Wayne Nunnely

Defensive line

 

Eric Studesville

Running backs

Detroit      

Shawn Jefferson

Wide receivers

Houston

Perry Carter

Assistant defensive backs

 

Cedric Smith

Strength and Conditioning

Indianapolis

Gene Huey

Running backs

Jacksonville

Johnny Cox

Quality control/offense

Miami

Karl Dorrell

Wide receivers

 

James Saxon

Running backs

Minnesota

Eric Bienemy

Assistant head coach/running backs

 

Jimmie Johnson

Tight ends

New England

Pepper Johnson

Defensive line

New Orleans

Tony Oden

Assistant secondary

New York Giants

Thomas McGaughey

Assistant special teams

New York Jets

Dennis Thurman

Defensive backs

Oakland

Adam Henry

Tight ends

 

Kelly Skipper

Running backs

Philadelphia

Juan Castillo

Offensive line

Pittsburgh

James Daniel

Tight ends

 

Mike Tomlin

Head coach

 

Kirby Wilson

Running backs

St. Louis

Andre Curtis

Defensive backs/safeties

San Diego

Don Johnson

Defensive line

 

Cris Dishman

Asst. secondary

 

Ollie Wilson

Running backs

San Francisco

Johnnie Lynn

Secondary

Seattle

Art Valero

Assistant offensive line

Tampa Bay

Raheem Morris

Head coach

Washington

Keenan McCardell

Wide receivers

 

2010 BILL WALSH NFL MINORITY COACHING FELLOWSHIP PARTICIPANTS

CLUB

#

PARTICIPANTS (BACKGROUND & PRESENT AFFILIATION)

Arizona Cardinals

4

Anthony Blevins (Tennessee St. Univ.), Terrol Dillon (Unaffiliated), William Kirksey Jr. (Coahoma Community College), Peter Quaweay (Unaffiliated)

Atlanta Falcons

1

Brad Jackson (Unaffiliated)

Baltimore Ravens

4

Chris Calloway (Former Player), Demetrius Jones (Former Player), Chester McGlockton (Former Player), J.R. Reed (Former Player)

Buffalo Bills

4

Ricky Brumfield (Fairmont State Univ.), Steve Ellis (Middle Tennessee State Univ.),Brian Jean-Mary (Univ. of Louisville), Dennis Springer (Indiana Univ.)

Carolina Panthers

3

Idrees Bashir (Former Player), Donte' Curry (Former Player), Stephen Davis (Former Player)

Chicago Bears

2

Isaac Bruce (Former Player), Derrick Brooks (Former Player)

Cincinnati Bengals

2

Dermonti Dawson (Former Player), Rod Woodson (Former Player)

Cleveland Browns

3

Bobby Acosta (College of New Jersey), Fred Baxter (Former Player), James Stanley(Univ. of Dayton)

Dallas Cowboys

3

Marco Butler (Norfolk St. Univ.), William Reed III (Trinity Valley Comm. College),Lunda Lahia Wells (Louisiana State Univ.)

Denver Broncos

3

Jimmy Lindsey (Tenn-Chattanooga), Amish Patel (Davidson College), Dadrian "Dee" Brown (Former Player)

Detroit Lions

4

Aaron Beasley (Former Player), Herb Haygood (Former Player), Keith McKenzie(Former Player), Marquis Mosely (Plymouth HS (MI)

Green Bay Packers

4

Spencer Folau (Former Player), George Ricumstrict (Indiana Univ.), Jason Simmons(Former Player), Taylor Stubblefield (Former Player)

Houston Texans

4

Joseph L. Carter (Tuskegee University), Tayrone Odums (North Carolina A&T Univ.),James E. Salgado (Princeton Univ.), Calvin Williams (Former Player)

Indianapolis Colts

4

David Kenny (Butler Univ.), Larry Moore (Central State Univ.), Jerome Pathon (Former Player), John Tomlinson (Unaffiliated)

Jacksonville Jaguars

3

Michael Bryant (Prairie View A&M), Delbert Cowsette (Hampton Univ.), Jason Nichols(Louisiana-Monroe)

Kansas City Chiefs

2

James Colzie (Univ. of West Georgia), Kefense Hynson (Yale University)

Miami Dolphins

1

Clarence Holmes (Army)

Minnesota Vikings

3

Willie Offord (Interlachen H.S. - FL), Todd Pinkston (Former Player), Leopoldo Trevino (Monterrey Tech)

New England Patriots

1

Ernie Logan (Former Player)

New Orleans Saints

3

*Michael Barrow (Former Player), Jorge Ibarra (Monterey Tech), Cedric Oglesby(Unaffiliated)

New York Giants

3

Alonso Escalante (McDaniel College), Marlon McCree (Former Player), Otis Moore, Jr.(Kansas City Brigade - AFL)

New York Jets

3

Jerry Mack (Jackson State), Will Shields (Former Player), Clyde Simmons (Former Player)

Oakland Raiders

3

Alton J. Adams Jr. (Eastern Washington Univ.), Carlton Buckels (North Texas), Jamar Travis Cain (Cal Poly State Univ.)

Philadelphia Eagles

4

Shawn Barber (Former Player), Kory David (Dickinson College), Jaime Martinez(Texas A&M-Kingsville), Duce Staley (Former Player)

Pittsburgh Steelers

4

*Michael Barrow (Former Player), Benny Bishop (Luther College), Rod Brown (Univ. of Memphis), David Corley (William & Mary)

San Diego Chargers

4

Kenny Ray Augustus (Univ. of Indianapolis), Don Holmes (Mesa State College), Eric Parker (Former Player), Carlos Polk (Grossmont Comm. College)

San Francisco 49ers

2

Earl Buckingham (De Anza Comm. College), Alan Langford (Unaffiliated)

St. Louis Rams

3

Harold Blackmon (Former Player), Sam Madison (Former Player), Todd Washington(Former Player)

Seattle Seahawks

4

James Jones (Dartmouth College),  Reggie Moore (UCLA), Lance Schulters (Former Player), Joe Salave'a (Former Player)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2

Greg Lloyd (Former Player), Junior Smith (Omaha Knighthawks - UFL)

Tennessee Titans

2

Mark Collins (Former Player), Ed Frazier (Former Player)

Washington Redskins

5

Steve Atwater (Former Player), Terrell Davis (Former Player), Michael Pittman(Former Player), Clarence Vaughn (Former Player), Chris Samuels (Former Player)


*Michael Barrow participated in the 2010 fellowship with New Orleans and Pittsburgh during training camp.

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