NFL black power: NFL starts season with 7 African-American coaches | Richmond Free Press


Virginia native Mike Tomlin is on pace to become the winningest African-American coach in NFL history.

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ 46-year-old coach started this season with 116 career, regular season victories against just 60 losses.

Among African-American NFL coaches, only Tony Dungy has more victories, with 148 wins as head coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Indianapolis Colts combined.

Cincinnati Bengals Coach Marvin Lewis is the current leader among African-American NFL coaches with 123 wins. But Coach Lewis is 59 and perennially on the hot seat because of an absence of postseason success; the team is 0-7 in the playoffs.

By contrast, Coach Tomlin has a Super Bowl title,…

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