Skip navigation! Katie Sowers made history earlier this month when she became the first openly gay NFL coach in history. Sowers, who joined the San Francisco 49ers as an assistant coach, told OutSports that she's publicly discussing her sexuality for the first time because she wants to encourage others to feel comfortable doing the same.
And at a small Christian university in Nashville, Tennessee, things have gotten very ugly indeed. No doubt religious freedom lawyers and employment experts will take up the fight on behalf of Belmont, in the red corner, and Lisa Howe, in the blue corner. But parents of athletic children are facing the question already: Does it matter that the coach is gay or lesbian?
I was so passionate about coaching and to feel like my opportunities were limited because of who I loved was hard to deal with. However, without that experience I would not be where I am today. Her sexual orientation came up again last year before she started a scouting internship with the Atlanta Falcons.
McNutt brings more than 33 years of coaching experience to the Lion coaching staff, including 22 seasons as a Division I coach. During her inaugural season, McNutt helped lead the Lion pitching staff to unprecedented success. As a whole, the pitching staff set single-season records for lowest team ERA, lowest opponent batting average, fewest walks allowed, most strikeouts per seven innings, and most shutouts.
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When Katie Sowers was growing up, she loved football and played as much as she could. I had this weird feeling then, knowing it was going to happen. How did her next employer become the NFL?
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With one hire, the NFL has gained its second-ever female coach and its first-ever openly gay coach, male or female, in Katie Sowers. Sowers was just hired as the assistant coach for the San Francisco 49ers for the upcoming season, and is making history and also making way for others to do so as well. Prior to Sowers, we saw Kathryn Smith join the Buffalo Bills staff inand Jen Welter, who was an assisting coaching intern for the Arizona Cardinals inshowing that the NFL is slowly opening its doors to women.
Sometime in summerRyan Borde asked Portland State women's basketball coach Sherri Murrell if she wanted a family photo added to the team media guide. Sure, she said. The assistant media relations director uploaded to the athletics website a snapshot of Murrell and her partner, Rena Shuman, each holding one of their blond toddler twins, Rylan and Halle, and quickly forgot about it.