The first African American head coach to win a Super Bowl was Tony Dungy of the Indianapolis Colts who won Super Bowl XLI in 2007.
The first head coach in the was Art Shell, but the first coach was Fritz Pollard.
Bill Russell was the first black NBA coach.
Fritz Pollard was the first African American quarterback in the NFL. He was also the first African American coach in the NFL.
The first African-American head coach in the National Football league was Frederick Douglass 'Fritz' Pollard. He was the coach of the Chicago Blackhawks.
Bill Russell the first African-American to coach a major league professional sports team. The next season he became the first African-American coach to win an NBA championship.
The first African American Division 1 head football coach was Willie Jeffries at Wichita State in 1979.