A feminine coach was on every sideline and a feminine official was on the sphere when Washington Soccer Crew confronted off towards the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland.
Callie Brownson is the Browns’ chief of employees, Jennifer King is Washington’s full-year teaching intern, and Sarah Thomas is an NFL official.
Each groups shared their pleasure in being part of a historic day on their social media accounts.
“Making historical past. As we speak’s sport marks the primary regular-season sport in @NFL historical past to have a feminine coach on each sidelines + a feminine official,” the Browns tweeted
Washington Soccer Crew tweeted, “We’re greater than happy with @JenniferKing5
and all the ladies who’re breaking boundaries in our league !!”
Two of those ladies are not any strangers to breaking the glass ceiling.
Thomas has made historical past a number of occasions as she was the primary girl to officiate a university bowl sport and was the primary feminine official ever within the NFL 5 years in the past.
Brownson was the primary full-time feminine coach in school soccer’s Division I stage when she was named an offensive high quality management coach for Dartmouth in 2018.
Earlier than she got here to the NFL, King was an offensive assistant coach at Dartmouth and served as an assistant receivers coach and particular groups assistant for the Arizona Hotshots of the short-lived Alliance of American Soccer.
King has expertise as a participant as effectively. She was a seven-time All-American quarterback and receiver for the Carolina Phoenix of the Girls’s Soccer Alliance from 2006-2017.
The Browns defeated Washington 34-20, giving the group its first profitable document in six years.