Thursday, January 21, 2016

Trailblazer: Kathryn Smith Named NFL Football Coach

Celebrating with Kathryn Smith

Congratulations to Kathryn Smith! 

We're doin' a happy dance with Kathryn as we celebrate her appointment as the first female coach in the National Football League. The Buffalo Bills team just hired her as a full-time coach for quality control-special teams. Alright, I have to admit, I don't really know what special team that is. Do you? I like to watch football, but I don't know that much about it! .

I do know we are all very proud of this woman who has worked her way up. According to an NPR report, by Marie Andrusewics, "Smith spent last season as administrative assistant to the Bills' head coach, Rex Ryan, and prior to that spent 12 years working for the New York Jets, also with Ryan, who was that team's coach until 2015. Smith started as an intern with the Jets in 2003.
Dream Big!
Ryan said the decision to promote Smith was inspired in part by the San Antonio Spurs's move to appoint the first full-time female assistant coach in the NBA. Becky Hammon, a former WNBA player, was hired by the Spurs in 2014."
Check out the J.Q. Rose blog article on Becky Hammon here.

Do you like football? Do you play the game or watch it? Would you like to coach a team? Leave a comment below and let us know. Thanks.

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