The alliance also proposed a reinstatement of the league’s front office and coaching symposia to train coaches and front office personnel for future opportunities.
There’s never been a minority team president.
“That’s very important now because the president is very much involved in the selection process,” Wooten said.
The Rooney Rule was implemented in 2003 and named after Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney, who pushed for it. Before the diversity rule, there had only been six minority head coaches in the NFL in more than 80 years. Since then, 12 have been hired.
The Fritz Pollard Alliance is a group of minority coaches, front office and scouting personnel established 10 years ago.