On Wednesday, the Chargers announced that head coach Anthony Lynn and new quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton will be participating in the 2020 Quarterback Coaching Summit. The event “serves to grow the coaching and personnel development pipeline and strengthen diversity across the league,” according to its official description.
"The Quarterback Coaching Summit is intended to build the coaching and personnel development pipeline and strengthen diversity across the league."— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) June 10, 2020
This is the event’s third year being hosted by the NFL alongside the Black College Football Hall of Fame. It is set to take place virtually June 22-23 and will “provide professional development and networking opportunities for minority coaches on the offensive side of the ball with NFL club executives.”
“The Quarterback Summit brings together the brightest, most innovative and successful offensive minds from around the country,” said Troy Vincent, NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations. “From professional development to networking to coaching best practices, this summit should leave no doubt about the promising pipeline of championship play callers within the sport of football.”
Hamilton was a participant in last year’s summit and brings a wealth of knowledge from his time on NFL coaching staffs while also being a former quarterback at Howard University, one of the country’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
“(Howard) empowered me in a lot of different ways,” Hamilton told Chargers team reporter Hayley Elwood. “I feel like we’re all a product of our experiences and our exposure. I’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to work for some really good coaches along the way. I’m excited about where I am today and the chance to work with coach Lynn’s staff and be a part of a group that has high expectations for our football team.”
The summit will include a number of panels featuring NFL owners and executives, as well as former and current players with a number of college coaches, as well.