Former Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chris Chambers is taking the leap into head coaching, making history in the process.
Chambers, who spent six years with the Dolphins from 2001-06 before concluding his NFL career with stints in San Diego and Kansas City, will be the inaugural football coach at the University of Fort Lauderdale, which will compete in the National Christian College Athletic Association, according to Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
The school, which is fielding athletic teams for the first time, will compete in 14 sports. Chambers, a 2005 Pro Bowler, is the first to be hired since the leap to the NCCAA. There are 89 players committed to the school for the upcoming season, and he will turn his attention to building out his coaching staff and filling out the schedule with five more opponents.
"We want to put a really good coaching staff together, and I'm looking for guys who need an opportunity themselves," he said. "I'm not afraid to ask people for help. I feel comfortable being able to do that. To give athletes everything they need, strength and conditioning-wise, emotional and spiritually."