The Buffalo Bills have named Kade Rannings, Phoebe Schecter, Lonnie Teasley and Byron Thomas as the team's Bill Walsh Coaching Fellowship participants for the 2017 Buffalo Bills Training Camp presented by Connors & Ferris at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, NY.
- Rannings has worked for the Cleveland Browns, the University of Montana and Colgate University in recent years.
- Schecter currently lives in England where she coaches men's and women's football for the Straffordshire Surge organization. Additionally, Schecter plays for the men's Straffordshire team as well as the women's Great Britain National Tackle Football team. Schecter, a native of Ridgefield, CT, participated in the inaugural NFL Women's Careers in Football Forum earlier this year.
- Teasley is the run-game coordinator/offensive line coach at the University of New Haven.
- Thomas is currently the defensive coordinator/recruiting director at Alfred State.
The Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship is designed to expose talented minority college coaches to the methods and philosophies of summer NFL training camps. Walsh introduced the idea to the league in 1987 when he brought in a group of such coaches into his San Francisco 49ers training camp. Eventually every NFL team became a participant in the program.
The Buffalo Bills have participated in the Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship program since 1989. The following current Buffalo Bills coaches have participated in the program including Juan Castillo (with the Bills in 1992), Andrew Dees (with the Bills in 2000), Jim Salgado and Kelly Skipper.