The Washington football team will promote Jennifer King as a full-time offensive assistant, a source confirms to ESPN, making her the first black woman to become a full-time black coach in the NFL.
King spent this past season as a full-time trainee, working alongside full-time trainer Randy Jordan. Washington’s running back third down back was JD McKissic, who caught his career-best 80 passes for 589 yards and 365 for. In addition, rookie Antonio Gibson rushed for 795 yards and 11 touchdowns 85 times. Received strong output from Arrived as he mostly infected receivers in college.
King also worked as an intern for two years under coach Ron Rivera when he was in Carolina, in 2018 and ’19. She was also an assistant receiver coach for the Arizona Hotshots of the Alliance for American Football.
King was an offensive assistant at Dartmouth College in 2019 before joining Washington’s last progeny. She was a regular participant in the NFL’s coaching clinics from 2015 to ’18, and in 2018 participated in the NFL Women’s Career at the Football Forum. She spent 11 years with New York Sharks and DC Day from 2006 to ’19: Carolina Phoenix, with whom she played for three professional women’s football teams.
She also served as the head coach of the Johnson & Wales University Charlotte women’s basketball team from 2016 to ’18, guiding it to the USCAA Division II National Championship. She was an assistant on the Greensboro College women’s basketball team from 2006 to ’16.
She played softball and basketball for Guilford College.
King’s promotion was first reported by NFL Network.