NFL Diversity Plan

    • There are just six minority head coaches in the NFL.
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The NFL has developed a mobility plan for diversity hiring as it looks to address inequalities among coaching and front office positions. Owners also recently passed a resolution to reward teams for developing minority candidates for those roles.

Approximately 70% of current NFL players are minorities. Of the 32 head coaches, just six are minorities — including two interim. In May, the league expanded its Rooney Rule to require more interviews of minority candidates for head coaching and coordinator positions.

The mobility plan focuses on: “Explaining the responsibilities of the 32 clubs; the flow of information and who has access to it; developmental programs such as fellowships; accountability; making coaches more available to the media to increase their profiles; and establishing a pathway for progress.”

Minority NFL Head Coaches: 

  • Atlanta Falcons interim HC Raheem Morris 
  • Houston Texans interim HC Romeo Crennel
  • Los Angeles Chargers HC Anthony Lynn
  • Miami Dolphins HC Brian Flores
  • Pittsburgh Steelers HC Mike Tomlin
  • Washington Football Team HC Ron Rivera