By Muslim Journal Newswire

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Muslim Journal congratulates Robert Saleh on being named the National Football League (NFL)’s first Muslim Head Coach. He will lead the New York Jets franchise.

Since 2017, he’s served as the San Francisco 49ers’ defensive coordinator.

Coach Saleh, 41, is a native of Dearborn, Michigan, home to the largest Muslim population in the United States. He is a graduate of Fordson Public High School in Dearborn and Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan.

His ancestral roots are in Lebanon. Although not the first Lebanese NFL head coach, he is the first Muslim Lebanese head coach. 

On Thurs., Jan 14, the New York Jets hired Coach Saleh and on Thursday, Jan. 21, he was introduced as their new head coach via a video press conference. 

Saleh said, “We’re going to do this thing together. To our organization, get used to the mantra ‘All gas, no brake.

“When we talk about ‘All gas, no brake,’ we’re not talking about the effort on the field. We’re talking about the process at which we do things.

“We’re talking about the way we prepare, the way we wake up every single morning, the way we rehab, the way we communicate, the way we speak to one another.”

The NY Jets is a member of the League’s American Football Conference (AFC) East division. 

Their home field is a few miles away from New York City at MetLife Stadium in Rutherford, New Jersey.

Photo Credit: New York Jets’ website

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