The 2010 NFL season opened with six African-American coaches in charge. Two interim coaches were added to the list in the final two months of the regular season.
Charlie Strong- Louisville
Turner Gill- Kansas
Kevin Sumlin- Houston
Joker Phillips- Kentucky (may get fired at the end of this season)
Ruffin McNeill- ECU
Mike London- Virginia
DeWayne Walker- New Mexico State
Larry Porter- Memphis
Ron English- E Michigan
How many black head coaches are in the NBA right now
charlie weis navy and 2 others in 08 09
There are 32 head coaches (one for every team) and a lot of assistants.
If by division one football you actually mean the Football Bowl Subdivision (at the time known as I-A), then FA Dry may be the first. He first became a head coach at Tulsa in 1972. That predates Willie Jeffries, who was the first African-American head coach at a I-A school, coaching at Wichita State in 1979. There have been many African American head coaches at the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, many of which are now at the Football Championship Subdivision (previously I-AA). Since Joe Paterno has had 111 wins vacated, Eddie Robinson is considered by the NCAA to be the winningest coach in division one football history, having started as the head coach of Grambling in 1941. Grambling is in the Southwestern Athletic Conference at the FCS level.