It is an incredible thing to realize when the NFL breaks records. An amazing record that was just broken literally breaks the boundaries for how we assess coaches and which ones to hire in the future seasons to come.
Offensive Assistant coach Katie Sowers of the San Francisco 49ers will be the first woman to ever coach in the Super Bowl when the 49ers take on the Kansas City Chiefs February 2nd.
However, not only will she be the first ever woman to coach in the Super Bowl, but she will also be the first openly gay coach to reach the Super Bowl as well. So a huge boost for the LGBT community as well.
Katie had always wanted play football and eventually coach, but she never knew she could because she thought only men could do those things. She eventually found an all women’s football league; The Women’s Football Alliance in which she played quarterback.
After playing sports, she wanted to coach just like her father. In 2016, her dream came true when she accepted a job coaching the Atlanta Falcons in training camp. One year later, she joined the San Francisco 49ers and has been the offensive assistant coach there ever since.
This goes to show you that there are no boundaries anymore with sports. If you have a dream all you have to do is believe in it and you will achieve it. No longer will people say I can’t do this because of etc… They will say when instead. When will they achieve their dreams. Good job Katie. You are truly a role model for women everywhere!