Women have been breaking the glass ceiling in a lot of different fields from politics to tech to research and more but when it comes to professional sports especially men’s sports, it’s not glass ceiling but a concert ceiling! But that soon could be changing.
ESPN reporter, Adam Schefter reported last month that John Dorsey, Celevand Browns general manager was open to hiring a woman as the team’s next head coach. And to make things more exciting, former Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice’s name was mentioned. Rice admits to being a huge Browns fan and is really into sports.
A month later, the Browns organization is backing away from Dorsey’s statement but Dorsey is now saying “Our coaching search will be thorough and deliberate, but we are still in the process of composing the list of candidates and Secretary Rice has not been discussed.” Sure, whatever Dorsey.
As for Rice, she posted on her Facebook page that she wasn’t ready to be a head coach but would love to call a couple of plays.
I love my Browns — and I know they will hire an experienced coach to take us to the next level.
On a more serious note, I do hope that the NFL will start to bring women into the coaching profession as position coaches and eventually coordinators and head coaches. One doesn’t have to play the game to understand it and motivate players. But experience counts — and it is time to develop a pool of experienced women coaches.
BTW — I’m not ready to coach but I would like to call a play or two next season if the Browns need ideas! And at no time will I call for a “prevent defense.”
It’s is exciting that a woman would be considered for the job no matter if it is Rice or not. It would be the first time that a woman has even been interviewed for the job. More NFL teams need to think about women as coaches. Why not? Can’t hurt!
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