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In the NFL that was Fritz Pollard with the Akron Pros in 1921. Art Shell was the first modern day African American NFL head coach with the Los Angeles Raiders in 1989.

The first African American head coach at a predominently white college or University was Matthew Washington Bullock who became head coach at Massachusetts in 1904.

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