The Green Bay Packers announced the addition of 12 new coaches who will join the staff over the next two months as part of the NFL's Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship. Head Coach Matt LaFleur made the announcement on Wednesday.
"The Packers are proud to have these young coaches gain valuable experience during their time with the organization this summer," President and CEO Mark Murphy said. "With our excellent coaching staff, we are certain the coaching fellows will learn valuable lessons about coaching. In addition, with our proud history, they will leave Green Bay with a deeper respect for the game. They will be well prepared to take the next steps in their coaching careers."
The 12 coaches joining LaFleur's staff include John Shaw (assistant strength coach, University of Arizona), Akeem Dent (former NFL player), Chuka Ndulue (defensive line, New Mexico State), Jayden Everett (running backs, Tulsa), DP Eyman (analyst, University of Mississippi), Noah Pauley (wide receivers, North Dakota State), Julian Campenni (defensive run game coordinator/defensive line, Bowling Green), Terrell Rouse (co-defensive coordinator/secondary coach, William Patterson University), Buddha Williams (defensive line, Colorado State), Qamar Acres (offensive line, Nichols College), T.J. Graham (former NFL player) and Craig Stutzmann (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks, Dixie State).
The first of the two sessions of the program started earlier this week. Each coach will be focused on a position group and will also assist with special teams.
Designed as a vocational tool to increase the number of full-time NFL minority coaches, all 32 NFL clubs participate each year. The program's objective is to use NFL clubs' offseason workout programs and minicamps to give talented coaches opportunities to observe, participate, gain experience and ultimately gain a full-time NFL coaching position.