The Kansas City Chiefs can consider themselves part of the NFL’s Caribbean connection! At 23, Emani Fenton is not only one of the youngest coaches in the National Football League but he can also consider himself the first Montserratan to be an NFL coach!
Fenton, a Cornell University graduate played cornerback for Cornell and joined their football staff not long after his graduation as a defensive backs coach. Fenton told the Loudon Times,
“I have been around football most of my life . I always aspired to be a coach mostly because I like the idea of being able to use the relationships you form in athletics to edify others, which is really something I learned from coaches I had growing up.”
Fenton said he’s been exposed “to just about everything the National Football League has to offer” since joining head coach Andy Reid’s staff in Kansas City.
“It has been a great learning experience so far,” he said. “There’s really so much about football that I didn’t even know I didn’t know.”
Fenton’s family still resides in Leesburg. His mother Beverly Fenton is not surprised by Emani’s early coaching success.
“Anyone that knows Emani, knows he’s been a strategic thinker since he was 10 years old,” she explained. “He’s been preparing for this moment. He’s always surrounded himself with wisdom to mentor him … We are so proud of him.” I’m proud of him too!!!
RCS SIDEBAR: If anyone knows Emani, can you please let him know that I could REALLY use some tickets to next year’s Super Bowl in New Jersey!!!
SOURCE: Loudon Times