Coaching headshots on April 22, 2022.

Israel Woolfork

Bill Willis Diversity Coaching Fellow


Year with Browns: 1st

Year as NFL Coach: 1st

Key Notes

· Joined the Browns in 2022 as the recipient of the Bill Willis Coaching Fellowship. The Browns created the opportunity for a rising minority coach with a focus on the offensive side of the ball. Woolfork is the second recipient of the fellowship.

· First joined the Browns as a Bill Walsh Coaching Fellow in 2021, a separate opportunity each NFL team offers to minority coaches during offseason programs. Assisted with the tight ends during that time.

· Began coaching career as a graduate assistant at Miami University (2013-15), before coaching running backs (2015-17) and wide receivers (2018-21).

· Spent four years as a starting wide receiver at Grand Valley State University (2008-12) and served as a captain in his senior year, while earning all-conference honors. Helped the team to the DII National Championship in his sophomore year.

· Graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2012.

· Native of Livonia, Mich.

Israel Woolfork's Professional Playing Background:

2013-15 Miami University, graduate assistant

2015-17 Miami University, running backs coach

2018-21 Miami University, wide receivers coach

2021 Cleveland Browns, Bill Walsh NFL Diversity Coaching Fellowship

2022- Cleveland Browns, Bill Willis Coaching Fellowship