How many black head coaches are within the NFL after Flores, Culley firings?


Among the numerous firings for the reason that NFL common season ended, Brian Flores and David Culley had been simply two, however what number of black head coaches are there within the NFL now each have been relieved from their duties?

It’s not unusual for NFL groups who’ve failed to achieve the post-season to fireplace their head coach.

Two such groups in that state of affairs within the 2021/22 marketing campaign had been the Miami Dolphins and Houston Texans.

Both franchises had been led by black head coaches – Brian Flores (foremost image) (three seasons) and David Culley (under) (one season), respectively.

Their firings this week have decreased the variety of black head coaches within the NFL.

But what number of black coaches are at present in place within the NFL?

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Flores and Culley relieved of duties

For Flores, a three-year stint in Miami got here to an finish after a 9-8 season, during which they completed third within the AFC East.

Their file was not too dissimilar from the 10-7 New England Patriots – who superior to the post-season.

Under Flores, the Dolphins didn’t advance to the post-season in any of his three phrases in cost – certainly they haven’t performed so since 2016.

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As for Culley – he was let go after a ‘one-and-done’ 12 months with the Texans.

An extended-time assistant coach, Culley lastly bought his head coach break with the Texans in 2021.

Given the off-field state of affairs on the franchise, it was unlikely Culley would have been in a position to get the Texans into the post-season.

Indeed, regardless of profitable his first sport, the Texans recorded a 4-13 season within the NFC South – sufficient for third place.

Flores was fired on January tenth, 2022, with Culley shedding his place on January thirteenth.

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How many black head coaches stay within the NFL?

Flores and Culley made up a majority of black head coaches within the NFL.

Prior to their dismissals, there have been three black head coaches inside the NFL.

That quantity has now fallen to at least one.

The solely black head coach at present within the NFL is long-time Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin.

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Tomlin has been in publish since 2007 – claiming success in Super Bowl XLIII in 2009.

The Steelers defeated the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 in Florida.

Tomlin stays to this present day the youngest head coach to win the Super Bowl.

However, he could not stay the one black head coach within the NFL.

There are at present vacancies on the following groups – as of 12pm ET on January 14th.

Chicago Bears
Denver Broncos
Houston Texans
Miami Dolphins
Minnesota Vikings
New York Giants
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