Morgan head football coach joins Reese’s Senior Bowl coaching staffs

Tyrone Wheatley is aiding the New York Jets’ coaching staff at the 73rd annual Reese’s Senior Bowl this Saturday.


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Morgan head coach Tyrone Wheatley is among the four HBCU coaches coaching in the 73rd annual Reese’s Senior Bowl.

Tariq Turner, Sports Editor

Morgan head football coach Tyrone Wheatley is one of four HBCU coaches coaching in the 73rd annual Reese’s Senior Bowl this Saturday as part of a new minority coaching fellowship program.

The game is set to take place on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the Hancock Stadium at the University of South Alabama.

Featuring 110 of the nation’s top seniors, the game will be televised on the NFL Network.

The players will be divided into two teams — American and National.

The Detroit Lions’ coaching staff is coaching the American team. Virginia State head coach Reggie Barlow and Jackson State offensive coordinator T.C. Taylor are assisting the Lions’ coaching staff.

Wheatley and South Carolina State defensive coordinator Jonathan Saxon are aiding the New York Jets’ coaching staff as they coach the National team.

The Detroit Lions own the No. 2 pick in this year’s National Football League (NFL) draft, while the Jets own the fourth and tenth pick.

According to Jim Nagy, the executive director of the Senior Bowl, the purpose of HBCU coaches’ involvement in this year’s game is to create possible job opportunities for them.

“The Senior Bowl has worked closely with the NFL Football Operations Executive VP Troy Vincent and his staff on different ways we can use our game’s unique platform to create greater opportunities for minority candidates in both coaching and player personnel,” Nagy said in a statement.

“This initiative will provide HBCU coaches a developmental opportunity to showcase their abilities in front of decision-makers from all 32 NFL clubs,” he added.