Consultant for former Bay Area NFL coaches to lead SSU’s Black History Month event

Dimitrous Chattman, a former college football player who found success as a consultant to two former Bay Area National Football League coaches, will headline Tuesday’s Black History Month event. at Sonoma State University.

Chattman, who is black, is a former linebacker and safety at San Jose State. He will lead the conference, sharing his insights and experiences in the profession he first entered as a black student-athlete.

The event, which runs from 7 to 8 p.m., is part of a slate of Black History Month celebrations organized by SSU. It will be held in Ballroom B of the Student Center on campus and will also be broadcast live.

Chattman’s career includes a nearly three-year stint in sales and fundraising for the Oakland Raiders until 2013.

According to Chattman’s LinkedIn profile, he also worked as an executive consultant for John Madden, the late sportscaster and former Oakland Raiders head coach, and Steve Mariucci, a sportscaster who previously managed the San Francisco 49ers and the Chicago Lions. Detroit as head coach. .

This role has come with various duties, such as acting as a community spokesperson and overseeing fundraising for the Coach Mooch Battle of the Bay Charity Bocce, an event that raises money for charitable causes. , according to his LinkedIn profile.

“As black athletes, we have so many chips on our shoulders, but we overcome them daily, through grit, grit and passion,” the event’s website said.

More information about the event can be found on the Sonoma State University website,

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