You go girls! Female coaches make NFL history
Written by Vibe Houston Staff on September 28, 2020
“Sunday Football” has become a way of life for most Americans, and this Sunday, history was made as three women took to the field to coach and officiate the game.
Time to welcome women into the “good ole boys club!” Callie Brownson has been named the Cleveland Browns’ chief of staff, Jennifer King is Washington’s full-year coaching intern, and Sarah Thomas is an NFL official. This makes for the first time in NFL history that a female coach was on each sideline.
Thomas previously made history as the first woman to officiate a college bowl game and was the first female official ever in the NFL five years ago.
Brownson is also no stranger to the gridiron. She served as the first full-time female coach at college football’s Division I level when she was named an offensive quality control coach for Dartmouth in 2018.
The three women were celebrated on social media by their teams and colleagues.
Washington’s team tweeted, “We’re more than proud of @JenniferKing5 and all the women who are breaking barriers in our league !!”
Congratulations ladies, keep breaking those glass ceilings!