Redskins announce hiring of Jennifer King as full-year coaching intern

Ruben Hill
February 14, 2020

The Washington Redskins are nearing a historic moment as the team and head coach Ron Rivera work to hire Jennifer King as the first full-time African American female assistant coach in National Football League history, as originally reported by Rhiannon Walker.

She was also the assistant wide receivers coach for the Arizona Hotshots in 2019 in the short-lived Alliance of American Football. During the 2018 and 2019 offseasons, she interned as a wide receivers coach with the Carolina Panthers under new Redskins head coach Ron Rivera.

Jennifer King is not the type of person who's going to sell you on her capabilities with words or pontificating.

King is bringing extensive experience to Washington.

King was a participant in NFL coaching clinics from 2015-18 and also took part in the NFL Women's Career in Football Forum two years ago in January of 2018. Her job will model the responsibilities of a full-time assistant coach.

"Jennifer is a young and bright coach and will be a great addition to our staff". During that time Rivera served as the team's head coach. Before that, she was an assistant coach on the Greensboro College women's basketball staff from 2006-16. "I'm learning a lot and I'm super excited to be here and work with [offensive coordinator] Scott [Turner] and his staff", King said.

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