Cardinals hailed for hiring NFL’s first female coach
The Arizona Cardinals are being hailed as groundbreakers after they hired the National Football League’s first female coach.
The Cardinals on Monday (July 27) hired Jen Welter, a 37-year-old former pro football player, to be a coaching intern during training camp this year, working with inside linebackers.
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said the internship would be a great opportunity that could “open some doors” for Welter.
“Coaching is nothing more than teaching,” Arians said in a statement after the team announced Welter’s hiring on Monday. “One thing I have learned from players is, ‘How are you going to make me better? If you can make me better, I don’t care if you’re the Green Hornet, man, I’ll listen.'”
“Thank you @AZCardinals & @BruceArians & everyone here in #Phoenix,” Welter tweeted. “I am honored to join this amazing #footballfamily.”
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello responded with a tweet, “Welcome. We are honored too.”