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Bengals announce 4 Minority Fellowship Program coaches

Gerald Chatman, Elizabeth Gore, Aaron McGinty and Isaac Parker join the Bengals as interns via the Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship.

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The Cincinnati Bengals coaching staff will have four new coaches to work with the team as interns in the 2018 Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship program.

This year’s coaching interns are Gerald Chatman, Elizabeth “ZZ” Gore, Aaron McGinty and Isaac Parker.

“This program provides direct exposure for the NFL clubs to potential future coaching candidates,” said Bengals coach Marvin Lewis in a press release. “And for the candidates, it provides an opportunity to not only interact with NFL coaches, but also learn concepts, scheme and get an opportunity to continue to work at their craft.”

Chatman, who currently works as special teams coordinator/outside linebackers coach at Tennessee State University, played collegiately on the defensive line at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He also coached at Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Ball State, Butler, Texas A&M and Elon.

He’s also served as a coaching intern with the Denver Broncos and Green Bay Packers. Chatman assisted with the Bengals’ defensive line during the last week of OTAs and will continue through minicamp.

Gore, who is currently the assistant director of sports performance at the University of Houston, was a collegiate track athlete at Purdue. She helps lead Houston Athletics’ exercise science and performance training program for football and several other sports.

She has previous strength and conditioning coaching experience at Mississippi State, Montana and Purdue. Gore was also a sports performance intern at the University of Cincinnati in 2013. She will assist the Bengals’ strength and conditioning staff during training camp.

McGinty, a run game coordinator/outside linebackers coach at Millsaps College, has 10 years of college coaching experience, as well as NFL coaching intern experience with Jacksonville, Arizona, Carolina and Detroit. McGinty will assist with the Bengals’ linebackers during training camp.

Parker, an offensive coordinator at Lewis and Clark College, played collegiately at Willamette University in Oregon, coached in the high school ranks in Oregon for 10 years before moving to the college game in 2015. He will assist with the Bengals’ offensive line during training camp.

Three current Bengals coaches — head coach Marvin Lewis, defensive coordinator Teryl Austin and defensive line coach Jacob Burney — formerly were interns in the program.

Last year, former Bengals great T.J. Houshmandzadeh was among the team’s coaching interns.