The Washington Football Team promoted Jennifer King to assistant operating backs coach on Tuesday, making her the NFL’s first full time Black female coach.
King, who was an intern beneath Washington operating backs coach Randy Jordan through the 2020 season, is the second female assistant coach within the NFL after Tampa Bay Buccaneers assistant line of defense coach Lori Locust.
Washington head coach Ron Rivera mentioned King deserved the promotion for the hours she put in for in-season and low season work in a season the place they made the playoffs.
“She demonstrated all the qualities which can be wanted to work full-time on my employees,” Rivera mentioned in an announcement.
“She is a tough employee, an important communicator and a high quality individual. Coach King is all the time wanting to study and has proven super progress since beginning right here final season.
King, a seven-times All-American quarterback and extensive receiver for the Carolina Phoenix girls’s deal with soccer staff from 2006-17, additionally has expertise as a coach in girls’s basketball.
She was the pinnacle coach of Johnson & Wales University Charlotte from 2016-18 and was named USCAA Division II National Coach of the Year in 2018 after they gained the National Championship.