Gunnard Twyner, Wide Receivers Coach, has been in Florida working with the Tampa Bay Bucs since late July as part of a prestigious NFL program. The NFL established the Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship Advisory Council in 2012 to further enhance the idea conceived by the late Pro Football Hall of Fame head coach Bill Walsh. Walsh introduced the concept to expose talented minority college coaches to the NFL’s methods and philosophies when he invited a group of minority coaches to participate in San Francisco 49ers’ training camp.
The Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship is an annual program administered by the NFL Management Council and NFL Player Engagement. Designed as a vocational tool to increase the number of full-time NFL minority coaches, all 32 NFL Clubs participate in the program on an annual basis.
Gunnard has had the opportunity this year to work with a former player of his at Western Illinois. Terriun Crump is a wide receiver for the Bucs. Terriun also played under DCCC Head Football Coach Gary Thomas when he was at DuPage.