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Two-Minute Drill: Pair Of Redhawk Coaches Selected For NFL Coaching Fellowship

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Southeast Missouri assistant football coaches Ray Smith and Jerone Williams have been selected for Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship positions with National Football League teams. Smith will work with the Cleveland Browns and Williams will be with the Los Angeles Rams.

Both will be involved in virtual duties such as game planning, breaking down film, installing playbooks and participating in special teams, position and staff meetings for the duration of OTAs, minicamps or Training Camp. Those responsibilities will be in addition to all their day-to-day duties as a SEMO football coach. Smith and Williams would have participated in on-field coaching at OTAs/Training Camp with their respective organizations had the COVID-19 pandemic not occurred.

Smith and Williams both remarked that the opportunity to work with their respective teams is an opportunity of a lifetime.

The NFL Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship has celebrated over 30 years of helping outstanding coaches gain exposure to NFL training camps and offseason workout programs. Designed as a vocational tool to increase the number of full-time NFL minority coaches, all 32 NFL clubs participate in this program each year.

SEMO head coach Tom Matukewicz said the selections say a lot about Ray and Jerone for  the NFL to come to SEMO and give an opportunity of a lifetime to two Redhawk coaches.

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