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Arizona Cardinals Hire 'First Female NFL Coach

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"...first woman to hold a coaching position of any kind in the NFL."

The Arizona Cardinals organization say it has hired the "first female NFL coach."

The NFL team publicly welcomed Dr. Jen Welter to the Cardinals this week, naming her a training camp coaching intern.

The hire reportedly makes Welter the "first woman to hold a coaching position of any kind in the NFL."

She has a Master’s.She has a PhD.She has an #AZCardinals coaching job.She is Dr. Jen Welter.

Posted by Arizona Cardinals on Monday, July 27, 2015

Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians touted the hire on Monday, saying the "minute" a coaching candidate "can prove they can make a player better, they’ll be hired."

“Coaching is nothing more than teaching,” Arians said. “One thing I have learned from players is, ‘How are you going to make me better? If you can make me better, I don’t care if you’re the Green Hornet, man, I’ll listen.’ I really believe she’ll have a great opportunity with this internship through training camp to open some doors for her.”

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