Jen Welter becomes the first ever NFL coach

Jen WalterOn Monday the Arizona Cardinals announced Jen Welter will join the staff as an intern assistant coach for inside linebackers throughout training camp and the preseason.

Welter, a player turned coach, possesses an extensive amount of experience in football.

She played linebacker for more than 14 seasons, mostly in the Women’s Football Alliance where she won four championship titles.

She later translated her playing abilities to the men’s league.

Last year she became the first female ever to play a non-kicking position in men’s professional football when she laced up for running back and special teams for the Indoor Football League Texas Revolution.

Being a coach is nothing new to her as she has a history coaching men’s professional football.

After playing for the Revolution, she began coaching the team’s linebackers and special teams.

She is also an owner of two gold medals after playing for Team USA in the International Federation of American Football Women’s World Championship in 2010 and 2013.

Aside from the gridiron, Welter has also applied herself in education.

She holds a master’s degree in sport psychology and a Ph.D in psychology.

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