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Redskins reportedly look to make history by hiring NFL's first African American female full-time assistant coach

Posted: 8:20 AM, Feb 09, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-09 08:21:07-05
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LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. - The Washington Redskins are nearing a historic moment as the team and head coach Ron Rivera work to hire Jennifer King as the first full-time African American female assistant coach in NFL history, as originally reported by Rhiannon Walker.

King, who spent two summers as a wide receivers coaching intern for Rivera and the Carolina Panthers, would join the team as an offensive assistant.

Most recently, King was an offensive assistant at Dartmouth College during the 2019 season. She also served as an assistant receivers coach for the Arizona Hotshots in the Alliance of American Football.

King also has experience as a football player. During the 2018 Women's Football Alliance season she was a quarterback and receiver for the New York Sharks.

In addition to her football experience, King coached the Johnson & Wales University women's basketball team in 2018.