Congrats to Kathryn Smith for becoming the first female full-time assistant coach in the NFL. It is an amazing site to see the NFL evolving in such a manner. Kudos to the Bills and Kudos to the NFL for breaching that gender barrier. The Arizona Cardinals also had a similar event when they hired on Jen Welter to be their linebackers coach, and they are deep into the playoffs, this season.
“The Buffalo Bills are making history after hiring Kathryn Smith as the first female full-time assistant coach in the NFL. CBS affiliate WIVB reported Smith, one of head coach Rex Ryan’s assistants, has officially been promoted to the coaching staff as the new Special Teams Quality Control Coach.”
“Kathryn Smith has done an outstanding job in the seven years that she has worked with our staff,” Ryan said in a statement. “She certainly deserves this promotion based on her knowledge and strong commitment, just to name a couple of her outstanding qualities, and I just know she’s going to do a great job serving in the role of Quality Control-Special Teams.” “Next season will be Smith’s 14th working in the NFL, the Bills said.” -Reported by CBS
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