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San Francisco 49ers assistant coach Katie Sowers said she was told by one unnamed NFL executive during an interview that his team wasn’t ready to hire a female coach.
In an interview on Fox Sports 1’s “Fair Game with Kristine Leahy” set to air Tuesday night, Sowers recounted the incident before she took her job as an offensive assistant with the 49ers in 2017.
“They felt the 49ers, because they knew how it was to have a woman on staff, that it’d be a better fit for me — that their organization was not yet ready to have a woman on staff,” Sowers said.
“(The unnamed team executive) went on to say that one of the coaches came up to him and said, ‘Where are we going to put her desk? ‘He said, ‘Where we put everyone else’s desk.’ But that was another indicator to him that this organization is far from being ready.”
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