History has been made and it’s a new chapter for the NFL. Jennifer King was a coaching intern in the NFL for the Washington Football Team in 2020 and now she has been promoted.
King has now become the NFL’s first full-time African American female assistant coach. She posted a message for young women looking to become a coach in the NFL. Just keep going. Take any experience you can get and just keep going and just keep growing in the game. King was a seven-time All-American quarterback and wide receiver for the Carolina Phoenix women’s tackle football team, before also playing for the New York Sharks and for the D.C. Divas during her football career.
Congrats, Coach King!— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) January 26, 2021
With her promotion, Jennifer King becomes the first African American female assistant position coach in @NFL history!
The Tampa Bay Bucs is the only other NFL team to have women in full-time coaching positions. During the 2020 season, King worked with a running back group that had accomplished 423 attempts for 1,697 yards and 20 rushing touchdowns. Way to go King!