The Arizona Cardinals Hire First Female NFL Coach


The Arizona Cardinals, in an unprecedented move, have hired the first female NFL coach in the history of the sport and could not be happier with their decision. Jen Welter, the distinguished lady in question, has a great reputation and a long list of achievements that made her the ideal candidate. Some of Welter’s achievements:

  • Played rugby at Boston College.
  • Played 14 seasons in women’s pro football.
  • Was a running back for the Texas Revolution of Indoor Football League.
  • Won gold medals with Team USA in 2010 and 2013 in the World Championships of this great sport.

She was the first female to play a non-kicking position in a men’s pro league as the running back, as well as the linebackers and special teams coach. She has stated that this opportunity for her is a way of letting little girls around the nation know that they can truly be anything they want, even if the standard doesn’t include them.

Her new position with the Cardinals will be working with inside linebackers as a training camp-preseason intern coach. Welter will be among the other few females that have taken up residence in mostly male focused sports positions. She joins Sarah Thomas, who is the first woman hired as a full-time official, among other great new things that the NFL has in place.

We will definitely see what the results of her training will be when we see the Cardinals defense play their first game.

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