Jennifer King was appointed yesterday (Twitter: Washington Redskins)
Carolina Panthers coaching intern Jennifer King, left, talks with Elijah Holyfield (33) during practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Spartanburg, S.C. The Washington Redskins have hired Jennifer King as a coaching intern
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Mnikwa Manyatsi

Merkel Contributor

Washington Redskins hire the first black female coach

Jennifer king, in her new role as an intern will primarily work with the offensive staff and assistant Randy Jordan, the team’s running back coach. 

During 2017, King was an intern for the Carolina Panthers under Ron Rivera, now Washington’s head coach. So there’s a bit of  working history between Ron and Jennifer.
 
“Jennifer is a bright young coach and will be a great addition to our staff,”  Rivera said in a statement. “Her familiarity with my expectations as a coach and my fist-hand knowledge of her work ethic and preparation were big factors in bringing  Jennifer to the Redskins.”
 
King holds a master’s in sports administration from Liberty University and has also coached the now defunct Alliance of American Football and in college.
 
Her latest work experience, was being offensive assistant at Dartmouth, which finished the season at 9-1 to clinch the Ivy league championship.