Offensive line coach Higdon receives Bill Walsh Coaching Fellowship


TUSKEGEE, Ala. – Keith Higdon, Tuskegee’s offensive line coach, will participate in the Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship Program, July 24-August 6.

As part of the Buffalo Bills’ training camp, Higdon will arrive at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York on Tuesday, July 24 to meet with head coach Chan Gailey and his coaching staff.

“I hope to gain football knowledge at that level and learn about game operation to further enhance my coaching strategies,” Higdon stated.

The program, which was named after the man who conceived the idea – late Pro Football Hall of Fame head coach Bill Walsh – exposes talented minority college coaches to the methods and philosophies of summer NFL training camps.  Walsh introduced the concept in 1987 when he brought a group of minority coaches into his San Francisco 49ers’ training camp.  The program has mentored more than 1,500 minority coaches through the years.

Higdon is entering his 10th year of coaching at Tuskegee University, 1998-2004 (running backs), 2010-2011 (offensive line).

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