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Brewman_Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-05-06 02:39 PM
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47. NFL coaching history
the 1st and 2nd black pro football coaches were Fritz Pollard and Art Shell.

Fritz Pollard was named co-coach in 1921 while playing for the Akron (OH) Pros of the newly founded American Professional Football Association (later renamed the National Football League). He was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2005.

Art Shell became head coach of the Oakland Raiders in 1989, becoming the first black NFL head coach. He was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1989.
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