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The NFL is down to a single Black head coach after it pledged to do better with diversity - Erie News Now

The NFL is down to a single Black head coach after it pledged to do better with diversity - Erie News Now
By Ben Morse and Jason Hanna, CNN

By Ben Morse and Jason Hanna, CNN The Houston Texans fired head coach David Culley Thursday after one season in charge, leaving the NFL with just one Black head coach after years of expressing its desire to increase diversity in top sideline jobs."Earlier today, I met with David Culley and Tim Kelly to inform them we will be moving in a different direction at the head coach and offensive coordinator positions," Texans general manager Nick Caserio said." Culley is the second Black head coach to be fired this week, after the Miami Dolphins relieved Brian Flores of his duties.That leaves Pittsburgh's Mike Tomlin as the only remaining Black head coach, along with two others of color -- the New York Jets' Robert Saleh and Washington's Ron Rivera, according to The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida.

"Head coach is important.He was hired last year from the Baltimore Ravens, where he spent two years as an assistant head coach, passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach.

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