BOZEMAN — The NFL and Black College Football Hall of Fame tabbed Montana State passing game coordinator and receivers coach Erik Frazier for its third Quarterback Coaching Summit, the organizations announced.
The conference, held virtually June 22-23, offers NCAA and NFL assistant coaches the opportunity to exchange ideas on coaching concepts and philosophies while networking with other coaches. The NFL created this program, along with others that include the league’s Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship, to promote diversity and innovative thinking while developing coaches.
“I believe previous participants in the Bill Walsh Diversity Internship and some other professional development opportunities that I had along the way. I’ve been very fortunate to be in that group of people on that list. To be able, first and foremost, to learn from some of the most brilliant minds in football and also bring things back here that help our organization, either my guys individually or the program in general. It’s been very helpful.”
Frazier enters his second season at Montana State in 2020. Last season the former NCAA Division II All-America receiver coached Kevin Kassis, one of the most productive receivers in Bobcat history, and all-purpose player Travis Jonsen, a First Team All-Big Sky selection who signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this spring. He also coached the NCAA Division II player of the year Rasheed Bailey at Delaware Valley in 2014, and helped construct a Bobcat offense in 2019 which improved by more than both 25 rushing yards and 25 passing yards a game.
Bobcat head coach Jeff Choate said that NFL programs involving college coaches prove beneficial on many levels.
“It’s always an exciting opportunity to meet with the best and brightest in the business to exchange ideas,” Choate said. “We’ve had several coaches involved in the league’s minority internship program, and it’s a great example. Every coach has brought us back ideas that we’ve implemented and found useful.”
Those expected to be involved include Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, Tampa Bay offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich, San Francisco defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, and Buffalo Bills assistant head coach and defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier. Erik Frazier is one nearly 50 coaches, including more than one dozen from the college ranks, invited to participate.
— MSU Sports Information