Orlando, Fla. The NFL made history last season with two black head coaches in the Super Bowl. A new university report on diversity in sports said Wednesday the league also had a record number of minority assistant coaches.
NFL teams had 165 minority assistants in 2006 - a 200 percent increase from 1991, the oldest data researcher Richard Lapchick had. Lapchick, head of the University of Central Florida's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport, said there was a 4 percent increase in minority assistants from 2005 to 2006.