In the N.F.L. and at Big Companies, Diversity Playbooks Face Hurdles

Challenges for Diversity Playbooks in the N.F.L. and Big Companies The end of the NFL’s regular season marks the start of the playoffs and the firing of head coaches and general managers, triggering a wave of replacements. Despite efforts to diversify the highest ranks in football, the majority of head coaches and executives are white, … Read more

NFL coaching diversity program participants relish exposure to decision-makers

Matt Daniels acknowledged feeling “just a tad bit” of butterflies when he sat down earlier this week for speed-dating-style meetings with NFL owners and executives as part of the league’s strategy for developing more diversity in the coaching ranks. With just one season on his résumé as Minnesota Vikings special teams coordinator, the 33-year-old Daniels … Read more