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SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 19: Assistant coach Katie Sowers of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after winning the NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers at Levi's Stadium on January 19, 2020 in Santa Clara, California. The 49ers beat the Packers 37-20. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

49ers assistant coach Katie Sowers will be making history in more ways than one when her team takes the field on Super Bowl Sunday.

The 33-year-old Sowers will be the first woman ever to coach in a Super Bowl. She’ll also be the first openly LGBT coach to reach the big game.

Sowers joined the Niners after previously spending time in the Falcons organization. She is the third woman to ever coach in the NFL, preceded by Jen Welter of the Cardinals in 2015 and Kathryn Smith of the Bills in 2016.

 

Katherine Viloria is Beasley Media Group's Fort Myers Digital Content Manager. She loves to write, snap photos, and watch Grey's Anatomy. Connect with her on Instagram @alittlethisalittlekat