Breaking gender barriers in the NFL

January 25, 2016 at 11:40 AM

 

kathrynsmith_bills.jpg Kathryn Smith is the new quality control-special teams coach for the Buffalo Bills. 

Kathryn Smith made history last week becoming the first female full-time coach in the National Football League as the Buffalo Bills' quality control-special teams coach.

The Bills' head coach was inspired to promote Smith in part by other professional sports teams and their female coaches. The San Antonio Spurs appointed Becky Hammon, a former WNBA player, as a full-time assistant coach in 2014 and last year, the Sacramento Kinds hired Nancy Lieberman.

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