Vikings rookies aren’t the only ones cutting their teeth on an NFL field at Winter Park. As part of the Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship Program, Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier and his staff have welcomed 6 coaches to Organized Team Activities (OTAs) this week. These coaches will also work with the Vikings during training camp this summer.
The 6 coaches working with the Vikings this week are:
-- Richard Angulo – Offensive Line/Strength & Conditioning from Trinity International University
-- Kelvin Bell – Graduate Assistant Special Teams from the University of Iowa
-- Peter Davila – Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Backs Coach from Otterbein University
-- Chadwick Germany – Co-Offensive Coordinator/QBs Coach and Recruiting Coordinator from Southern University
-- Brandon Lynch – DBs Coach/Pass Game Coordinator from Northern Iowa
-- Kenechi Udeze – Former Vikings defensive end
Bill Walsh introduced the concept of a minority coaching internship program in 1987 when he brought a group of coaches to 49ers training camp. Eventually, this program was picked up by every NFL team and now, some 26 years later, the NFL has renamed it the Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship Program. The Program has given hundreds of coaches, several of them on the Vikings staff right now – a foot in the door. Several current NFL head coaches, including Super Bowl winning coach Mike Tomlin, are graduates of the program.