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First Female Coach Brings NFL History to Detroit

Dawn Uhl-Zifilippo/WDET

Over the weekend the Detroit Tigers brought a piece of pro football history to the Metro region.

The team hosted a panel on women in sports that included the Arizona Cardinals’ Doctor Jen Welter – the first female coach in the history of the NFL.

Welter told WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter the fact she’s coaching a professional football team still comes as something of a shock to her. 

Image credit: Dawn Uhl-Zifilippo/WDET

About the Author

Quinn Klinefelter

Senior News Editor

I grab news in the morning, check the papers and the wires, call sources and take a big gulp of coffee. That’s how I start the day.

qklinefelter@wdet.org  

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