The Cincinnati Bengals have announced they will have three new coaching interns as part of the Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship program.
This year’s group features McKendree University defensive line coach Kenny-Ray Augustus, University of Cincinnati wide receivers coach Mike Brown, and Princeton High School head coach Mike Daniels. All three coaches will assist the current Bengals coaching staff during the final stages of the team’s virtual offseason program this month.
“We’re excited to continue the Bill Walsh Fellowship this year, even with the unique circumstances of our offseason,” said Bengals head coach Zac Taylor in a press release. “It’s an important program that allows rising young coaches to not only gain experience on the technical side of coaching, but also increase their exposure and grow their network of contacts in our field. From the team’s end, it allows our players and staff to build lasting relationships with these coaches that can help benefit their careers for years to come.”
Two current Bengals coaches were past interns with the program — defensive assistant Gerald Chatman and defensive line coach Nick Eason. Chatman was an intern for the Bengals during OTAs and minicamp in 2018. He also was the special teams coordinator/outside linebackers coach at Tennessee State University.
Here are the official bios for each new coaching intern:
*Kenny-Ray Augustus, defensive line coach and run game coordinator at McKendree University in Illinois. Augustus is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, where he played on the defensive line under head coach Rick Minter. Prior to joining McKendree in 2018, he was the defensive line coach and special teams coordinator at the University of Indianapolis, where he helped lead the Greyhounds to five conference championships and four Division II playoff appearances.
*Mike Brown, wide receivers coach at the University of Cincinnati. As a player, Brown was an All-American WR and QB at Liberty University, and then spent three seasons (2012-14) in the NFL with Jacksonville. He played in 18 career games for the Jaguars, and caught 39 passes for 534 yards and two TDs, before turning his attention to coaching. Prior to joining UC’s staff in 2019, he spent time with the University of Michigan (’16), University of Delaware (’17) and Liberty (’18).
*Mike Daniels, head coach at Princeton High School in Cincinnati. Daniels was a standout quarterback at Princeton, and later went on to star as a WR, RB and return specialist at the University of Cincinnati, where he set numerous school records. As a coach, Daniels spent time as an assistant at Alcorn State (2008), UC (’09), Buffalo (’10), Statesboro (Ga.) High School (’11-13) and Kennesaw State (’13-16), before taking the head coaching position at Princeton in 2017.