More interviews didn’t equal more minority hirings in NFL
(AP Photo)The NFL expanded the Rooney Rule to give more minority candidates opportunities to become a head coach and reward teams who develop them. The Houston Texans hired David Culley this week, making the 65-year-old longtime assistant the league’s third Black head coach hired. Culley and Saleh join Pittsburgh’s Mike Tomlin, Miami’s Brian Flores and Washington’s Ron Rivera as the league’s only minority head coaches. “We didn’t make as much progress on the head coaching side as we would have liked,” Rooney said. AdPerhaps an increase in minority executives will lead to more minority head coaches.
NFL develops 7-point mobility plan for diversity hiring
When the Rooney Rule was adopted by the NFL in 2003, Vincent was in his 12th of 15 seasons as an outstanding defensive back. He was soon to become the president of the NFL Players Association, an impactful position he held for four years. He was soon to become the president of the NFL Players Association, an impactful position he held for four years. Yet he knows the Rooney Rule, designed to advance opportunities for minorities in such areas as coaching and front office positions, hasn't been having the desired effect. Vincent makes note of the dozens of people who have pushed for diversity in the 17 years since the Rooney Rule was adopted.
Mickelson and late-night range session key for DeChambeau
The first one was early in the week, when he played a practice round at Winged Foot with Phil Mickelson. NEW LIFEThe PGA Tour stop in the Dominican Republic should be a candidate for comeback tournament of the year. Neither the LPGA Tour nor the PGA Tour, or the majors they play, have had fans this year. The only spectators in the U.S. have been on the PGA Tour Champions in South Dakota. ... Sam Horsfield of England, who played his college golf at Florida, is playing the PGA Tour event in the Dominican Republic on a sponsor exemption.
NFL owners make changes to enhance diversity on many levels
Changes designed to enhance opportunities for minorities to get executive, head coaching and coordinator positions were passed Tuesday by NFL owners. They include addendums to the Rooney Rule, which has fallen short in its goal of increasing diversity in the league. The Rooney Rule has been expanded to apply to a wide range of executive positions. The NFL is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, which I believe is critical to our continued success, added Goodell, who acknowledged that the Rooney Rule has worked, but not to its full intent. While we have seen positive strides in our coaching ranks over the years aided by the Rooney Rule, we recognize, after the last two seasons, that we can and must do more.
AP sources: Expanded Rooney Rule to require more interviews
The NFL is amending the Rooney Rule to require more interviews of minority candidates for head coaching and coordinator positions, two people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The Rooney Rule does not force someone or cannot mandate that someone gets hired, NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent told the AP last season. "We should be looking at diversity among all disciplines in our sport.After the 2018 season, eight head coaches lost their jobs. Only one opening was filled by a minority candidate, Brian Flores in Miami. That makes four minority head coaches out of a possible 32 in the league: Flores, Rivera, Mike Tomlin of Pittsburgh and Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers.