Kathryn Smith, Buffalo Bills as NFL’s First Female Coach:
Sports is a field that is highly dominated by men particularly, football. This dominance extends beyond players to trainers. As a matter of fact, nearly all the coaches are men. But this is bound to change after Buffalo Bills announced Kathryn Smith as their teams quality control special teams couch. Her coaching position is historic as she is the first female to be named as a full time coaching.
Kathryn had for long worked as a football administrative coach and helped the assistant coaches before she was given this job. She was very productive and dedicated much of her precious time in helping the assistant coaches and the team as a whole in attaining high standards.
Quality control coaching involves more data analysis than simply coaching. Unfortunately, this is not as simple as it sounds. Actually, it requires high intelligence as the person entitled to this task is expected to get ahead of the other coaches and also acts as a platform for educating the assistant coaches.
As time goes by men’s sports is slowly incorporating more women. Apparently, the NBA is by far ahead of the NFL in regards to gender inclusion, which carries some truth, since women have much stronger presence in the basketball. Becky Hermon was the second women assistant coach in the NBA in the year 2014. Her success with the Sun Antonio Spurs was tremendous and this led to speculations that she might even become the league’s first female head coach.
There is a window opening up for women on male dominated areas. Eventually, men have come to the realization that women are capable of delivering better results just like men. Therefore, women should stand firm and claim what is theirs. Women are not inferior species and for this reason, they should be treated equally and given equal job opportunities with men.
Kathryn Smith, Bills as NFL’s First Female Coach