The 2021 Diversity and Inclusion Report provides an overview and analysis of occupational mobility patterns in the NFL.

The annual study, led by Dr. C. Keith Harrison from the University of Central Florida, examines whether ethnic minorities face occupational access barriers after one or more stints as a head coach in the NFL. Dr. Harrison and his team also analyzed occupational access barriers and mobility patterns of NFL general managers, offensive coordinators, defensive coordinators and other primary NFL team position coaches.

View the 2021 NFL Diversity and Inclusion Report.

“Since the first Diversity and Inclusion Coaching Mobility Report in 2013, it has been noted that the NFL has led the sports industry by intentionally hiring a diverse and inclusive workforce, as well as increasing opportunity for minority coaches,” said NFL Executive Vice President Troy Vincent.

“While improvement is evident, there must be an ongoing effort to break mobility barriers and establish a cultural norm of opportunity for all. The NFL recognizes these challenges and is committed to taking practical steps to ensure concrete results.”

See below for past reports:

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