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CWU Coach Working with Raiders in Camp


Benny Boyd wants to coach in the NFL someday, and he’s in the process of getting a little taste of it.

Boyd, a 1996 Dixon High School graduate and currently an assistant football coach at Central Washington University, will be doing an internship with the Oakland Raiders this summer. It is part of the Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship Program.

For Boyd, 38, it is the second time he has participated in the program. In 2010, while an assistant coach at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, he did a similar internship with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

“I’ve told people that I hope to stick the landing,” said Boyd, who is entering his second season as a special teams/defensive backs coach at Central Washington. “With the Steelers, it was a little overwhelming, but I learned a lot. This is going to be a lot more hands-on coaching, and it’s going to be a great experience.”

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