With the amount of glass ceilings broken this past week, America’s going to need a bigger broom.
Jennifer King continues her historic ascension up the coaching ladder by becoming the first full-time African-American woman coach in the National Football League.
The Washington Football Team will make King a full-time offensive assistant after spending this past season as a coaching intern.
The news was first reported by NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport on Thursday night.
Important development in Washington: Jennifer King is going to become a full-time offensive assistant for the WFT, source said. She spent the last year as a coaching intern.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 22, 2021
King spent 2018 and 2019 interning in for the league the off-season and during training camp for the Carolina Panthers. King spent the 2020 season as a full-time intern, working with running backs coach Randy Jordan.
In between her two stints with the Panthers, King worked as an assistant wide receiver coach and special teams assistant for the now-defunct Arizona Hotshots of the Alliance of American Football.
King was a regular participant in the NFL’s coaching clinics from 2015 to ’18, and attended the NFL Women’s Career in Football Forum in 2018. She also played for three professional women’s football teams from 2006 to ’19: the Carolina Phoenix, with whom she spent 11 years, the New York Sharks and the D.C. Divas.