Is Mike McDaniel’s black? As the NFL coaching situation continues to make headlines for the lack of black coaches along with other minorities, an interesting situation developed on social media after it was announced that Miami Dolphins signed Mike McDaniel as head coach. He was previously an offensive coordinator for the 49ers. The talk on social media wasn’t about his credentials though, it was about his racial identity in relation to NFL’s lack of minority coaches.
Social Media Reacts to Mike McDaniel Identifying as ‘Multiracial’ After Getting Dolphins Head Coach Job News
Media outlets are reporting Dolphins hiring Mike McDaniel as addition to the 3 other minority coaches in the NFL, which includes Mike Tomlin, Robert Saleh, and Ron Rivera. This is because Mike McDaniel identifies as ‘multiracial’ apparently.
Most people are learning about Mike McDaniel’s multiracial identity for the first time, because on the surface he doesn’t appear to be biracial in the way he seems to be conveying.
Take a look at some social media reactions to Mike McDaniel identifying as multiracial, and also picture of him. You’ll see people are not convinced he is actually biracial.
What race is Mike McDaniel?