Texans QB coach Pep Hamilton to participate in leadership and networking program for minority coaches

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Houston Texans quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator Pep Hamilton will be part of a leadership and networking program for minority coaches through the National Coalition for Minority Football Coaches.

The NCMFC announced the first class of the Coalition Academy on Thursday according to Deephi Sidhu of HoustonTexans.com. The opportunity will be year-long and will help pair athletic directors with minority assistant coaches.

“As part of our efforts to provide comprehensive educational opportunities and networking to minority coaches, the Academy allows our participants to build upon their on-field experiences with the off-field information necessary as they advance,” NCMFC Board Member Desiree Reed-Francois said. “In the end, as in many professions, relationships and advocacy matter. The Academy will hopefully foster lifelong relationships between coaches and decision-makers. The Academy will provide minority coaches with one more tool in their belt as they seek to advance their careers and we are grateful to the mentors and to the coaches for their willingness to move college athletics forward.”

The Coalition Academy will help minority coaches with individual mentoring as well as learn the “Xs and Os of hiring.” Coaches will gain insight into the hiring process and intangible skills as they are paired with athletic directors.

The Coalition will also track the progress of participants with a set of metrics and data to help improve the program for future participants.

The only other NFL coach to be a part of the 12-member inaugural class is Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson.