Wednesday, August 23, 2017

She's Just Lucky Her Name Isn't Bobbie Lee

Katie Sowers has been named an offensive assistant for the San Francisco 49ers and made history Tuesday, by publicly stating that she is a lesbian, making her the first openly LGBT coach in NFL history, according to The Washington Post which monitors these things.

“No matter what you do in life, one of the most important things is to be true to who you are,” Sowers told Outsports. “There are so many people who identify as LGBT in the NFL, as in any business, that do not feel comfortable being public about their sexual orientation.”

Sowers, 31, was retained by the 49ers as an assistant wide receivers coach after she served as an intern for several months as part of the Bill Walsh NFL Coaching Diversity Fellowship. She told Outsports that her goal was “to be a head coach in the NFL or college,” adding, “I love leading people and I have a passion for this game.”

It is not believed there are any transgenders either playing or coaching in the NFL.



  1. A good coach is a good coach. Hope she is. Good luck Katie.

  2. Can't we do better than this? How about a coach who is lesbian, Muslim, one quarter cherokee and handi-abled?