Meet Your SheHero: Dr. Jen Welter, the first female NFL coach - SheHeroes

Meet Your SheHero: Dr. Jen Welter, the first female NFL coach

Dr. Jen Welter is a female trailblazer and sports pioneer whose life mission is to cross the last frontier for women in sports, football. Jen made headlines when, in 2015, she served as a linebackers coach for the Arizona Cardinals.

​Following her record-breaking accomplishment with the Cardinals, Dr. Jen became the head coach of the first Australian women’s national team in 2017. Dr. Jen became the first woman to play running back in a men’s professional football league with the Texas Revolution. In early 2015, she was hired as the first female coach in men’s professional football, helping coach the most successful Revolution season in franchise history.