Coach Jen Welter calls groundbreaking NFL work ‘fantastic’

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jen Welter’s days as an interim NFL coach are nearing an end. It’s been an experience she calls “fantastic” and “a dream come true.”

The first female to hold any kind of coaching position in the National Football League says she was accepted by all of those she worked with — players and coaches.

And she believes she has shown little girls that “even in the final frontier of sports, anything is possible.”

Arizona coach Bruce Arians brought Welter in to work as an intern with inside linebackers. He says she brought a different approach, but one that was important.

One thing she did was leave notes for her players in their lockers before games, inspirational messages to let them know they are important as people, not just as football players.


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