Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship Announced

Four new additions have been announced for the Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship program

As part of the NFL’s Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship program, the Las Vegas Raiders have announced four additions to the 2023 coaching staff for the team’s minicamp and training camp.

Torrey Gill (Offense)

After coaching two seasons at New Mexico State from 2021 to 2022 working as a graduate assistant, Torrey Gill now enters his second season as the offensive graduate assistant at Oregon State. He also worked as the pass game coordinator and wide receivers coach for Division III Whittier College from 2019 to 2021. An Olive Branch, Mississippi native, Gill transferred from Itawamba Community College to play collegiately at NAIA Tabor College. He was a two-time all-conference honorable mention at the wide receiver position with the Blue Jays.

Jamie Sharper (Defense)

In 2022, Jamie Sharper completed his debut campaign as the XFL DC Defenders’ special teams coordinator and linebackers coach. Sharper was also the linebackers and defensive line coach for Division I Georgetown from 2018 to 2022. Sharper played nine years in the NFL and won with the Baltimore Ravens in the 2000 NFL season, making him the only coach of the four Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship additions with a Super Bowl ring. The Richmond, Virginia native played collegiate football for the University of Virginia and graduated as the school’s all-time tackle leader.

Troy Vincent Jr. (Defense)

Troy Vincent Jr. began his first year at Central Carrollton High School as the Director of Recruiting/Scouting Analyst. From 2021 to 2022, he worked as the Defensive Pass Game Coordinator at Paulding County High School. Vincent Jr. participated in the 2020 and 2021 NFL Career Development Summit and is an alumni of PrimeXample Skills Academy in Greenbelt, Maryland. Vincent Jr. is the son of NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations, Troy Vincent.

Matt Willis (Special Teams)

Matt Willis spent seven years as a wide receiver in the NFL, playing with the Detroit Lions in 2013, the Denver Broncos from 2008 to 2012, and the Baltimore Ravens from 2007 to 2008. In his collegiate career, he competed on the track and field team at UCLA. Willis participated in the Chicago Bears’ Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship programs in 2017 and 2018.

All 32 NFL teams take part annually in the Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship program, which was created as a vocational tool to boost the number of full-time minority coaches in the NFL. The program’s goal is to give gifted coaches an opportunity to gain pro-level experience and eventually become a full-time NFL coach.

Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship

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