On Tuesday (Dec. 22), history was made in the NFL as Jennifer King finally climbed the ranks of full time head running coach.
A game changer within the community as being the 1st black female to be appointed such a position.
King has served as Washington’s assistant running back coach for the past 2020 season as a coaching intern. Due to the unforeseen events of Washington’s COVID-19 outbreak, head running back coach Randy Jordan was sidelined.
The Washington team will have King on duty the same night she takes over the role.
The official Twitter account of Washington’s Football team (@WashingtonNFL) has announced it to the public via tweets of her in-scene action.
Yet another glass ceiling has been shattered by @JenniferKing5.
Tonight, she becomes the first African American female position coach in @NFL history! 🙌 #WashingtonFootball pic.twitter.com/ewuBKdCkyE
— NBC Sports Washington Football (@NBCSWASFootball) December 21, 2021
Head coach Ron Rivera shared his sentiments on King’s promotion, saying “sky’s the limit” .
“She is a hard worker, a great communicator and a quality person,” Rivera said in January.
“Coach King is always eager to learn and has shown tremendous growth since starting here last season … the sky truly is the limit for her.”
A historic night for Jennifer King@JenniferKing5 | @WashingtonNFL
📺: #WASvsPHI on FOX pic.twitter.com/TVB3dZ6Z7q
— NFL Up (@NFLUpOfficial) December 22, 2021