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Jennifer King Becomes The First Woman Coach To Be Hired In Chicago Bears History

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have hired Jennifer King as their first female coach in franchise history working as an offensive assistant with running backs. 

Coach Matt Eberflus filled out his staff Wednesday by announcing the final six members. 

Chris Beatty will coach wide receivers with Chad Morton in charge of running backs. Thomas Brown will be the offensive passing game coordinator, Jason Houghtaling the assistant offensive line coach and Robbie Picazo an offensive assistant working with quarterbacks and receivers.

King became the first Black female in NFL history to serve as a primary position coach in 2021 with Washington. She first was hired by Washington in 2020 as an offensive intern, and she spent the past three seasons as an assistant running backs coach.

She played 12 seasons as a seven-time All-American quarterback and wide receiver for the Carolina Phoenix women’s tackle football team from 2006-17.

Writer:@rayvensierraa--Source: AP News--Image: Getty Images


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