Jen Welter Is The First-Ever Female NFL Coach
The first woman coach probably ever been hired in the NFL, working in training camp on the Arizona Cardinals staff, and it should surprise literally no one that this woman is a badass.
Jen Welter played football as a linebacker for 14 years on the Dallas Diamonds of the Women’s Football Alliance. Then she became the first woman ever to play a non-kicking position in a men’s football league, playing running back and special teams for the Texas Revolution in the Indoor Football League. Then she became a coach on the Revolution, working with linebackers and special teams. And now she’s an assistant coaching intern on the Cards.
Um, fucking go Jen Welter, breaking sports glass ceilings. New hero?
Cardinals coach Bob Arians said on Monday: “Coaching is nothing more than teaching. 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, I’ll listen.'” That, he said, is why Welter was hired to the team – because she makes players better.
There will be a news conference today, and you keep an eye on the Cards through training camp and the preseason to watch Welter at work.