Germany awarded Bill Walsh NFL Minority Fellowship
Southern University co-offensive coordinator coach Chad Germany has been selected to participate in the Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship and will spend this summer with the Minnesota Vikings during the team's Off-season Training Activities (OTA) and training camp.
Germany, who enter his third season as a member of the Southern football coaching staff, has been instrumental in the development of starting quarterback Dray Joseph, who was named to the All-SWAC second team in 2012.
The Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship is an annual program administered by the NFL Management Council and NFL Player Engagement.
Designed as a vocational tool to increase the number of full-time NFL minority coaches, all 32 NFL Clubs participate in the program on an annual basis. Specific aspects of the program (including hiring, salary and coaching duties) are administered on a Club-by-Club basis.
Participants are hired for the duration of training camp, including all pre-season games and clubs are encouraged to hire a minimum of four participants.
Germany, who played four seasons at Tennessee State University under the leadership of the late legendary HBCU coach Joe W. Gilliam, is a Baton Rouge native who also enjoyed a successful stint as head coach at Capitol High School.
The NFL established the Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship Advisory Council in 2012 to further enhance the idea conceived by the late Pro Football Hall of Fame head coach Bill Walsh. Walsh introduced the concept to expose talented minority college coaches to the NFL’s methods and philosophies when he invited a group of minority coaches to participate in San Francisco 49ers’ training camp.