Today the Women’s National Football Conference (WNFC) announced the addition of 3 powerhouse Advisory Board members.
Coach Brownson currently serves as the Chief of Staff for the Cleveland Browns. In September 2018, she became the first woman hired as a full-time NCAA Division-I coach at Dartmouth College. Brownson has held positions with the NY Jets as well as the Buffalo Bills. She started her career as an assistant football coach at her alma mater, Mount Vernon High School. Callie brings winning tradition to the advisor board, having won several national championships in women’s football with the DC Divas, and world titles as a gold medalist with the USA Women’s National Team.
Coach King is a championship coach and player, with diverse background in sports. She was recently hired as the NFL’s first black female full-year coaching intern. King previously interned with the Carolina Panthers. She worked as an offensive assistant with the wide receivers for Dartmouth College in 2019. She also served as a special teams assistant and assistant receivers coach for the Arizona Hotshots of the AAF. King has extensive knowledge of the women’s sports landscape winning championships in women’s tackle football and women’s college basketball. As the head coach for Johnson & Wales, she led the team to a USCAA Division II National Championship in 2018 and was named the USCAA Division II National Coach of the Year.
Coach Sowers has been an offensive assistant coach with the San Francisco 49ers since 2017. Sowers began her American football career playing with the KC Titans, winning multiple awards. Sowers was a standout member of the USA Gold Medal Women’s National Team and ended her playing career in 2016. Coach Sowers started her career as a scouting intern with the Atlanta Falcons in 2016 and has not looked back. Most recently she made history as the first female and first openly gay assistant to coach in a Super Bowl. She will bring a wealth of advice and experience with building the WNFC brand.
Adding these three dynamic thinkers as advisors to the WNFC will propel us in so many ways. They all have unique paths to success, and significant experience in women’s sports. Backgrounds like theirs is hard to find. Even more difficult to find in a group of successful professional coaches who are willing to reach back and ensure that women’s tackle football is on the right path. I am forever grateful to each of them for standing in the gap for the players and coaches in the WNFC. - Odessa Jenkins, CEO of the WNFC
The Women's National Football Conference (WNFC) is selective, high-quality women's football-fueled by passion and a plan to deliver professional women's tackle football to the world. Players in the WNFC are offered state-of-the-art protection on the field and ample opportunities off it through partnerships and alliances developed by the WNFC leadership team. Sponsored by adidas, the WNFC features 20 teams, playing a 10-week Spring season, broadcasting on YouToo America; culminating with the championship game the weekend of July 11, 2020 in Las Cruces, NM.