In partnership with the Black College Football Hall of Fame, the NFL today announced the second annual Ozzie Newsome General Manager Forum and the fifth annual Quarterback Coaching Summit.

From June 21-23, NFL front-office personnel and coaches from the NFL will take part in professional development and networking opportunities with NFL club executives both at the NFL Los Angeles office and virtually.

"The Ozzie Newsome General Manager Forum and Quarterback Coaching Summit are part of our ongoing efforts to establish a cultural norm of opportunity for all, and a steadfast commitment to developing a diverse and inclusive workforce," said NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent Sr. "With the in-person engagement participants exposed to the experienced coach and seasoned football personnel, they will have the opportunity to gain insight from these leaders in the football community."

Participants will hear directly from quarterback coaches, offensive coordinators, head coaches and general managers. The programming will provide a platform to help prepare and identify quality minority candidates across the league. The forum will feature sessions hosted by club ownership on priorities and the process of selecting a head coach and general manager, and the summit will feature sessions on how to build a coaching staff, position coach roles, analytics and how to prepare for interview sessions, and more.

"We want to continue to create opportunities for some of the best and brightest football minds around the country to display their knowledge to NFL club leadership and media," Black College Football Hall of Fame Co-Founder Doug Williams. "There are many quality diverse coaching candidates and front-office executives that deserve to be considered for open positions in the league."

The June 21 Ozzie Newsome General Manager Forum will feature NFL owners and front-office personnel including:

  • Jacqueline Davidson – Tampa Bay Buccaneers Senior Director of Football Research
  • James “Shack” Harris – Black College Football Hall of Fame co-founder
  • John Lynch – San Francisco 49ers General Manager
  • Will McClay – Dallas Cowboys Vice President of Player Personnel
  • Ozzie Newsome – Baltimore Ravens Executive Vice President of Player Personnel

The June 22-23 Quarterback Coaching Summit will feature NFL owners, current and former coaches, and front-office personnel, including:

  • Marcus Brady – Indianapolis Colts Offensive Coordinator
  • Leslie Frazier – Buffalo Bills Defensive Coordinator
  • Pep Hamilton – Houston Texans Offensive Coordinator
  • Art Rooney II – Pittsburgh Steelers President and NFL Workplace Diversity Committee Chair
  • DeMeco Ryans – San Francisco 49ers Defensive Coordinator

*Speakers are subject to change