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For Black Coaches In The NFL, Still A Steep Road To The Top

For Black Coaches  In The NFL, Still A Steep Road To The Top

When Al Davis hired Art Shell as the head coach of the Los Angeles Raiders in 1989, Clarence Shelmon was a 37-year-old running backs coach at the University of Southern California. Shell became the first African-American head coach in the modern NFL. For Shelmon, now the offensive coordinator for the San Diego Chargers, Shell’s hiring…

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