5 Female Coaches Making a Name, In a Male-Dominated Industry


1. Becky Hammon, San Antonio Spurs Assistant Coach

Hammond is the first salaried female basketball coach in the history of the NBA as of 2014 and she was a WNBA legend herself.


2. Nancy Lieberman, Sacramento Kings Assistant Coach

Casually a two-time olympian and hall-of-famer, Lieberman joined Hammon to be just the second female coach in NBA history.


3. Jen Welter, Arizona Cardinals Assistant Coaching (Intern)

In 2015 Welter was coaching the inside linebackers, it made have been a temporary position, but it made a permanent impact.


4.Kathryn Smith, Buffalo Bills Special Teams Quality Control Coach

Smith is making history, being the first full-time female assistant coach to ever be hired in the NFL. Her 9 years of perseverance prior paid off.


5.Sarah Thomas, NFL full-time official

In 2015, Thomas became the first ever female official for the NFL, so next time you are yelling at the refs, keep a lookout for her too.

5 Female Coaches Making a Name, In a Male-Dominated Industry:

Written By: Courtney Wagner

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