Football coach talks about his vitiligo


The Jets’ new D-line coach hasn’t let vitiligo stop him from achieving success.

Karl Dumbar, a professional football team coach, has spoken about his vitiligo. Struggling with the disorder through his teens, ESPN has shared that he endured “countless stares, cruel nicknames, school fights and too many days in sweltering Louisiana heat” while covering up – to “conceal the sinister disease that was turning his black skin white”.

Dunbar has also shared an inspirational video (which is well worth a watch).

Speaking about his vitiligo, Dunbar commented:

“It’s just something I’ve had to deal with. A lot of times, it’s an icebreaker. People come up to me and ask me about it. It’s easy for me to get noticed, and it’s been great.”
“God did this for a reason. There’s nothing wrong with me. You can’t give it to anybody, because I have three kids and they don’t have it. My wife doesn’t have it and we’ve been married for 21 years.”

Read the full article and check out his video here.