The NFL’s hiring of Joe Barry to be the head coach of the Los Angeles Rams, and then his subsequent hiring as the general manager of the Carolina Panthers, is an example of how Asian-Americans have gained a foothold in the NFL.
It’s been almost three years since Barry’s first job as an NFL executive was approved.
He had been hired by the Atlanta Falcons to be a consultant for the league and as a consultant with the Washington Redskins.
Barry has been a big fan of the league’s Asian- American community and has been vocal in calling for more Asian- Americans to play in the league.
In March, Barry was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2018.
In addition to his role as the Panthers GM, Barry is a member of the board of directors for the AFL-CIO, is a board member for the NFL Players Association, and is on the board for the Asian American Community Centers of America.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Barry has an Asian-Canadian background and is currently living in Toronto.
He is a native of China, and his parents were born in Hong Kong.
He’s played at both Notre Dame and UCLA.
He has coached for the Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Chargers, and the New York Jets.
He was also the offensive coordinator of the Seattle Seahawks during the 2012 season.
In 2014, Barry won the Ray Guy Award as the NFL Offensive Coach of the Year.
A source close to Barry tells The Associated Press that he will have a “major role” in the Panthers’ success.
When asked if Barry has hired an assistant, he told the AP, “We’re working on it.
We’ll get back to you.”
Barry also told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “I’m a big proponent of having a great staff, a great group of people working with the coaches.
The coaching staff is the foundation of success.
So that’s something I’m very passionate about.”
He is scheduled to meet with the Panthers and other teams in Los Angeles on Monday to discuss their plans.