FIRST BLACK WOMAN TO BECOME A FULL-TIME NFL COACH
Jennifer King. The NFL’s First Black Female Coach. She’s genuine, humble and educated. Most of all, she is a game-changer. After graduating from Guilford College, she shone in basketball as well as softball. Jennifer also played for the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA) in 2016-2017, where she was a quarterback and wide receiver for the Carolina Phoenix. In 2018, she was a defensive back and wide receiver for the New York Sharks, and safety for the D.C. Divas in 2019. She was a part of the Sharks team that won the 2018 WFA Division II Championship. Later she went on to attend Liberty University where she graduated with a Master of Science degree in Sports Management.
BVM: What does it mean to you to be the first Black woman to become a full-time coach in the NFL?
JENNIFER KING: It’s special. Growing up I didn’t see anyone who looked like me coaching in the NFL. It’s an honor to now be that representation I didn’t have.