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Mon Jul 27, 2015, 09:12 PM

Jen Welter Hired by Cardinals, Believed to Be 1st Female Coach in NFL

Source: Bleacher Report

The Arizona Cardinals are believed to be the first team in the NFL to hire a female coach after adding Jen Welter to their staff Monday as a training camp and preseason coaching intern.

Darren Urban reported the news via the Cardinals' official website, which featured comments from head coach Bruce Arians on the landmark decision to welcome Welter into the fold.

The NFL may traditionally be a man's league, but Welter has the background to handle the spotlight. She played football professionally for 14 years and most recently served as an assistant coach for the Indoor Football League's Texas Revolution.



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Woot!

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Calista241 Jul 2015 OP
Uncle Joe Jul 2015 #1
davidpdx Jul 2015 #2
ChazII Jul 2015 #3
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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 09:48 PM

1. I hope she is successful..

unless they're playing against the Titans.

Thanks for the thread, Calista.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 12:43 AM

2. Very interesting and groundbreaking

If the NFL starts considering women coaches it certainly would open up a new pool of talent.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 10:15 PM

3. Way to go Cardinals

I hope that you make it to the Super Bowl. It was great to learn that you are the first team to have a female coach even if is an interim position. AZ Cardinals have opened the door, broken the glass ceiling - choose your clich. BTW - she did played on a team with men. No, she was not the field goal kicker.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 02:04 AM

4. This was interesting

"The NFL may traditionally be a man's league, but Welter has the background to handle the spotlight. She played football professionally for 14 years and most recently served as an assistant coach for the Indoor Football League's Texas Revolution.

Welter also entered a game as a running back for the Revolution last year, becoming the first woman to appear in a men's pro football contest at a contact position."

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