Arizona Cardinals Hire First Female NFL Coach

The Arizona Cardinals made history by hiring Jen Welter, the NFL's first female coach.

Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians clearly has a vision.

That vision included hiring a female coach - the first in the history of the storied National Football League.

Arians proved true to his word hiring Jen Welter, a former player and coach of the Texas Revolution in the Indoor Football League.

Welter will begin her NFL coaching career as a training camp/preseason intern working with inside linebackers, which happens to be a crucial position for the Cardinals this season.

Arizona's linebacking corp was severely depleted a year ago and is still awaiting the return of LB Daryl Washington who would certainly give the team a boost at the position.

This isn't anything new for the Cardinals organization as team president Michael Bidwell has been previously honored by the Fritz Pollard Alliance for his work promoting diversity.

Arizona was the first NFL team to hire an African American woman executive back in 1978.

Welter played 14 seasons of pro football primarily as part of the Women's Football Alliance and will make her Cardinals debut in a matter of days as training camp kicks off this weekend.

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