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Washington Commanders announce 2024 Bill Walsh NFL Diversity Coaching Fellows for the offseason program

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LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Commanders announced today the team's 2024 Bill Walsh NFL Diversity Coaching Fellows for the offseason program – Anthony Davis, Kedric Golston, Arthur Ray, Anthony Johnson and Andrew Seumalo. This year, Washington will bring in two groups of fellows with the first group participating in the final portion of OTAs and mandatory minicamp and the second group of fellows participating in training camp. The second group of fellows will be announced at a later date.

  • Anthony Davis will work with the defensive backs and is currently an assistant recruiting coordinator and offensive analyst/tight ends coach at Alabama State University. Prior to his current role at Alabama State, Davis was the assistant head coach at Pike Road High School and helped lead the program to a 5A Alabama State Championship. He also coached the defensive backs at George Washington Carver High School from 2014-17. Davis played cornerback at both the University of Alabama Birmingham and Benedict College along with a stint in the Arena League.
  • Kedric Golston will work with the defensive line and is currently the head coach at Stone Bridge High School. Golston played for the Washington Commanders for 11 seasons (2006-16). He was drafted by Washington in the sixth round (No. 196 overall) in the 2006 NFL Draft. Prior to his role as head coach at Stone Bridge, he was an assistant coach at Gonzaga High School in Washington, D.C. While at Gonzaga, he contributed to a staff that oversaw a program ranked in the Top 25 in the country. Golston held the role of defensive staff intern at Virginia Tech in 2021. He participated in the Pittsburgh Steelers Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship Program in 2023 where he assisted the defensive line. He also worked as a USA 15U boys flag national coach for USA Football from 2021-23. He served as Washington's player representative with the NFLPA from 2014-16. Golston played four years at the University of Georgia from 2002-05 and participated in the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business Entrepreneurship Program in 2009.
  • Arthur Ray will be assigned to the offensive line and is currently the offensive line coach at Howard University. Prior to his role at Howard, he held the position of offensive line analyst/quality control at the University of Arkansas from 2021-22. Ray was the offensive line coach/recruiting coordinator at Northwood University from 2019-20 and was the head coach at Curie Metropolitan High School in Chicago, Ill. From 2018-19. Prior to his role at Curie Metropolitan, he was the offensive line coach at De La Salle Institute in Chicago. Ray has participated in the Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship Program with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2022) and the Los Angeles Rams (2020) where he assisted the offensive lines at both clubs. Ray was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2015 and played for the team from 2015-16. He attended and played for both Michigan State and Fort Lewis College.
  • Anthony Johnson will assist the running backs and is currently the running backs coach/academic coordinator at Lafayette College. Prior to his role at Lafayette, he held the role of run game coordinator/recruiting coordinator for Shippensburg University from 2019-22. Prior to that, Johnson was the offensive coordinator at Salisbury University from 2017-19. During his stint at Salisbury, he oversaw an offense that ranked No. 1 in the nation in rushing in 2018. He also held the role of running backs coach at Central Connecticut State from 2016-17 and at Salisbury University from 2015-16. He was the head coach at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania in 2014. He held the role of offensive coordinator at Cheyney from 2010-13 prior to being named the head coach. He started his career as running backs coach at Salisbury University from 2008-10 where he helped oversee the nation's No. 1 ranked rushing offense in 2008. Johnson played running back at Salisbury University from 2002-06 and was voted an all-conference selection as a senior.
  • Andrew Seumalo will work with the special teams and is currently the outside linebackers coach/recruiting coordinator at Lafayette College. Prior to his current role at Lafayette, Seumalo held the position of graduate assistant for the University of Nebraska in 2017 where he worked with the defensive line. He also held the title of graduate assistant at Arizona State in 2016 where he assisted the defensive line and assisted both the defensive line and linebackers while a graduate assistant at Oregon State from 2014-15. Seumalo played for Oregon State and was a captain in 2012 and a three-time member of the Pac-12 All-Academic Team.

Established in 1987, the Bill Walsh NFL Diversity Coaching Fellowship provides NFL coaching experience to a diverse group of participants every year. The program is named after the man who conceived the idea – late Pro Football Hall of Fame head coach BILL WALSH – and exposes talented minority college coaches, high school coaches and former players to the methods and philosophies of NFL coaching staffs. Walsh introduced the concept to the league in 1987 when he brought a group of minority coaches into his San Francisco 49ers' training camp.

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