The Washington Soccer Crew promoted Jennifer King to assistant working backs coach on Tuesday, making her the NFL’s first full time Black feminine coach.
King, who was an intern below Washington working backs coach Randy Jordan throughout the 2020 season, is the second feminine 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 the entire qualities which are wanted to work full-time on my employees,” Rivera mentioned in an announcement.
“She is a tough employee, an ideal communicator and a top quality individual. Coach King is at all times desirous to study and has proven great progress since beginning right here final season.
King, a seven-times All-American quarterback and large receiver for the Carolina Phoenix ladies’s deal with soccer group from 2006-17, additionally has expertise as a coach in ladies’s basketball.
She was the pinnacle coach of Johnson & Wales College Charlotte from 2016-18 and was named USCAA Division II Nationwide Coach of the 12 months in 2018 once they received the Nationwide Championship.