By outreach@cw.ua.edu (Marquis Munson)

Back in 2014, former San Antonio Silver Star Becky Hammon became the first hired female assistant coach in the NBA when she landed a job on Gregg Popovich’s San Antonio Spurs coaching staff. One year later, the Arizona Cardinals are making the same history on the football field.

On Monday, the Cardinals announced they will add Jen Welter to their coaching staff as an intern to help coach the inside linebacker core. Welter will become the first woman in NFL history to hold a coaching position.

Welter is in the same position as Becky Hammon. Bruce Arians, like Gregg Popovich, is a great coach to work under. Arians won two Super Bowls as an offensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers and AP NFL Coach of the Year twice.

Arians is a great football mind like Popovich is a basketball genius, and these two ladies will benefit from being around and learning from these two coaches, not to mention the history that both of these women have in their perspective sports.

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Source:: The Crimson White Sports