A member of the Michigan football coaching staff is headed to the NFL, for the summer at least.
Assistant wide receivers coach Roy Roundtree is taking part in the NFL’s Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship and will be interning with the Chicago Bears.
Our coaching staff will be getting brighter.— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) June 4, 2019
We are thrilled to announce Roy Roundtree @WRTreezy is interning with the @ChicagoBears this summer, thanks to the @NFL Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship. #GoBlue 〽️ pic.twitter.com/iWfaqvAazT
The fellowship is “designed as a vocational tool to increase the number of full-time NFL minority coaches, all 32 NFL clubs participate each year. Specific aspects of the program — including hiring, compensation and coaching duties — are administered on a club-by-club basis.”
At Big Ten Media Days in 2018 Jim Harbaugh said Roundtree is “a shining star” and “gonna be a fantastic coach.”
“He’s a joy to be around, too,” Harbaugh said last July. “He’s got personality. He’s enthusiastic, and he’s not afraid to talk. He’s not afraid to give his opinion and (he has learned) that if you’re gonna have an opinion, support it. He doesn’t get rattled. Then whatever decision is made by the staff, he’s gung-ho about it.”
Roundtree is just 30 years old and already has experience coaching at Indiana State, and now Michigan. Heading to Chicago to intern with the Bears should serve him well. The Bears have a talented offense and an innovative head coach in Matt Nagy. The internship should serve Roundtree well.