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Bengals working with 5 coaches in NFL’s minority fellowship program

Mike Brown is one of them. No, not that Mike Brown.

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The Cincinnati Bengals coaching staff is welcoming five coaches to work with the team as interns as part of this year’s Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship program. All five will be working with the team virtually.

The coaching interns are:

*Kenny Ray Augustus, co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach at McKendree University. 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. Augustus also worked with the Bengals as part of the Bill Walsh Fellowship during last year’s virtual offseason.

*Larry Black, defensive line coach at the University of Toledo. A Cincinnati native (Wyoming High School), Black played DT at Indiana University and went on to sign with the Bengals as a college free agent in 2013. He began his coaching career as defensive line coach at Carthage College in Wisconsin in 2015, and then made stops as a graduate assistant at both the Toledo (2016-17) and the Notre Dame (’18). He re-joined Toledo as defensive line coach in 2019.

*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. As a coach, he has had stops at the University of Michigan (’16), University of Delaware (’17), Liberty University (’18) and UC (’19-present). Brown also worked with the Bengals as part of the Bill Walsh Fellowship during last year’s virtual offseason.

*Tessa Grossman, graduate assistant and sports performance coach at Illinois State University. Grossman is a 2020 graduate of Dartmouth College, where she played first base on the varsity softball team. As a coach, she has worked as an intern with the strength staffs at Dartmouth (2018), the L.A. Rams (’18), University of California-Berkeley (’19) and Mamba Sports Academy (’18). She joined Illinois State in July 2020.

*Steve Huanga, offensive quality control coach at the University of North Texas. As a player, Huanga played offensive line at College of the Canyons and Arkansas State University. He began his coaching career as a strength and conditioning intern at the University of California-Berkeley and Boise State University, and was the defensive line coach at Kuna High School in Idaho. He then served as a graduate assistant at both Auburn and Tulsa, before joining North Texas in 2020.

“The Bill Walsh Fellowship is valuable program for the Bengals, the NFL and the game of football,” said Bengals head coach Zac Taylor. “The candidates are participating virtually again this year, but they will still be able to work on the technical end of coaching, gain important exposure and grow their network of contacts. And from the team’s end, this program always helps our players and coaches build valuable relationships with talented young people in our profession.