Has the Glass Ceiling Cracked a bit in the NFL?
Is there something special happening in the NFL? Maybe.
The Buffalo Bills' special teams squad hired Kathryn Smith as a new special teams assistant coach, making her the NFL's first female full-time coach.
Smith spent 12 years working for the New York Jets as an administrative assistant and made the move with Rex Ryan to Buffalo last year when Ryan became head coach. Ryan says "She certainly deserves this promotion based on her knowledge and strong commitment, just to name a couple of her outstanding qualities, and I just know she's going to do a great job serving in the role of Quality Control-Special Teams."
Though she is the first full-time coach, Smith isn't the first female coach in the NFL. The Arizona Cardinals last summer hired Jen Welter as their linebackers coach during training camp according to ESPN.