July 28, 2015

Arizona Cardinals hire NFL's first-ever female coaching intern: The Arizona Cardinals have hired Jen Welter, who is believed to be the first woman to hold an NFL coaching position of any kind, as a training camp/preseason intern working with the team's inside linebackers.

"Coaching is nothing more than teaching," Arians said Monday. "One thing I have learned from players is, 'How are you going to make me better? If you can make me better, I don't care if you're the Green Hornet, man, Iíll listen.'"

posted by NoMich to football at 11:43 AM - 3 comments

Between Welter, Sarah Thomas being hired as a full-time NFL Referee and Becky Hammon leading the Spurs to the Summer League title, there have quickly been some major inroads by women into new territory. Pretty awesome.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:37 PM on July 28, 2015

A new generation of people in power positions means the old generation with their prejudices is no longer in power.

I'm curious what my 2-year-old daughter will see as "normal" when she's in her adult years, but I'll still consider "ground-breaking".

Female president?
Female MLB pitcher?
Female NHL coach?

posted by grum@work at 12:43 PM on July 28, 2015

Arians is cool for doing this I know a woman who plays semi-pro football in Dallas. I've asked her if she knows Welter.

posted by rcade at 05:56 PM on July 28, 2015

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