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Pair of Prairie View Coaches Selected For NCAA Expert Coaches Forum
Prairie View A&M football coaches Michael Bryant and Roy Jones have been invited to participate in the 2010 NCAA Expert Coaches Football Academy in Anaheim, Calif. on June 22.
Bryant and Jones are two of 20 coaches from across the nation to be invited to the three-day event which spans from June 22-24. The academy, which is designed to address the critical shortage of ethnic minorities in head coaching positions in college football, primarily at the Division I level, also offers assistance with career advancement, networking and exposure opportunities at NCAA colleges and universities. Both coaches will undergo an extensive three-day academy format that covers areas such as communications, fiscal responsibilities, compliance, academic issues and program building.
Since moving into the role of offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Prairie View A&M in 2005, Bryant as quietly built one of the most balanced and consistent units in both the Football Championship Subdivision and SWAC ranks. Over the past five seasons, the Panthers have rolled on offense as they’ve finished either first or second among SWAC members in rush offense, total offense or pass efficiency. Bryant also had the honor of developing his first national leader as quarterback K.J. Black, the SWAC’s Offensive Player of the Year, finished as the FCS leader in pass efficiency following the 2009 season.
Bryant is a three-time participant in the NFL Minority Coaches Internship Program as he interned with the Washington Redskins, Houston Texans and Minnesota Vikings during their training camps from 2006-08. Also during the summer of 2007, Bryant was selected to participate in the NCAA Men’s Coaches Academy. He’s slated to perform his fourth NFL internship later this summer with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Entering his seventh year on the coach staff at Prairie View A&M, Jones coached wide receivers at Prairie View for two seasons before moving over to the tight ends and football operations in 2006. Under Jones’ watch, the tight ends have become an integral part of Prairie View’s offensive success due to their versatility in the team’s blocking and passing schemes as Prairie View had led the SWAC at least once over the past four seasons in rush offense, total offense or pass efficiency.
Prairie View A&M will be well-represented at next week’s academy as current Bowie State head coach Damon Wilson will also serve as a participant. Wilson spent the 2008 campaign on the Prairie View A&M coaching staff before moving to Bowie State in 2009. All three coaches are natives of the Washington D.C. area and either played for or coached under current Prairie View A&M head coach Henry Frazier III.
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