LA VERNE, CA – University of La Verne Football Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach Miguel Reveles has been busy this summer.
The Leopards' assistant coach was selected by the Los Angeles Chargers to participate in the Bill Walsh NFL Diversity Coaching Fellowship and has spent the last few weeks assisting the team's coaching staff.
"The experience has been awesome," said Reveles who is entering his second season with the Leopards. "The opportunity to learn from some of the best is invaluable."
Reveles has spent his time with Charger Head Coach Anthony Lynn's staff primarily assisting the special teams. He specifically worked with Special Teams Coordinator/Assistant Head Coach George Stewart in all phases of practice and film breakdown.
"It has been great to learn from such an experienced coach. I can bring back to La Verne a lot of the techniques and ideas I have acquired from Coach Stewart and apply them to both our practice and games," said Reveles.
Reveles' fellowship culminates tonight after the team's preseason opener in Glendale, Arizona against the Arizona Cardinals. Reveles will assist with the substitutions and sideline management during the action.
"I'm just so grateful to have had this opportunity," said Reveles. "I'm glad the NFL provides opportunities for minorities to gain this type of priceless exposure to learn how things operate both on and off the field at the highest level of football. I'm thankful [Head Football Coach Chris] Krich allowed me to take the time to have this experience. I can bring back what I learned to help improve our program at La Verne."
The Chargers and Cardinals kick off at 7 p.m. from State Farm Stadium.
The Leopards open the 2019 season with an exhibition against CETYS University in Mexicali, Mexico on August, 31 and then play their regular-season opener on September 7 against Whitworth at Ortmayer Stadium.
About the Bill Walsh NFL Diversity Coaching Fellowship
Established in 1987, the Bill Walsh NFL Diversity Coaching Fellowship provides NFL training camp positions to minority coaches every year. The program, which was named after late Pro Football Hall of Fame Head Coach Bill Walsh who conceived the idea, exposes talented minority college coaches to the methods and philosophies of summer NFL training camps. Walsh introduced the concept to the league in 1987 when he brought a group of minority coaches into his San Francisco 49ers' training camp.
The purpose of the program is to give talented coaches the opportunity to observe, participate, and gain experience at NFL clubs' training camps, offseason workouts, and minicamps. The program has tutored more than 2,000 minority coaches through the years and has grown to the point that now every NFL team participates during offseason workout programs, minicamps and training camp.
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