In the past 10 or 15 years, most women had challenges to be appointed as assistant coaches. However, the female coaches have been more popular in all types of sports such as football, baseball, volleyball, cricket, among others. If you think that the successful female coaches must join the college sports programs, you will be surprised to find out the following coaches.
Here are the best female coaches in the world of all time.
Kathryn Smith was the first full-time female coach in the history of the National Football League, where she led a team with the big boys. Starting with the New York Jets, Smith made efforts to take over various administrative roles while spending time on learning the methods to motivate a large team. Such attempts helped her become a player personal assistant then and gave her chances to learn a different side of the coach and player relationship.
In 2016, she gained a big achievement while working under Michael Hamlin and engaging with many American professional male football players. In the future, we can expect more successfulness from Smith as she continues showcasing her leadership skills from the sidelines.
It is not complete without mentioning Becky Hamon in the list of female coaches. She is a coach of the San Antonio Spurs, a very successful basketball team. She was an all-star in the Women’s National Basketball Association and now passes her knowledge and skills to both male and female athletes.
Even though Hammon grew up in the U.S., she gained the Russia citizenship in 2008. After that, she had chances to present on the Russian national team in 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, leading her into a head coach position.
Her basketball coaching career surpasses many other women when she has won the WNBA All-Star award six times and has been appointed as the WNBA’s Top 15 Players of All Time.