Katie Sowers didn't get to the NFL by accident.
Francisco 49ers assistant offensive coach was only the second female
ever hired to coach in America's most popular sport because of an
unyielding work ethic, knowledge of sport and ability to teach the game.
She's also good at teaching young people.
Some of her best advice to young coaches is to stay hungry, humble and hearty.
"When you know it is what you're good at, don't try to do everything," she said told Nikki B. in this 'Play Like a Girl' podcast. "Learn from other people who are good at other things. Don't try to be the know-it-all. Don't hide your insecurities. Ask questions. Don't be afraid to look dumb."
daughter of a college basketball coach and twin of a Division I college
basketball player, Sowers' journey began as a standout multi-sport athlete
both in high school and college.
At the end of her college career, she pursued her first love to
play football, and earned the starting quarterback spot with the Kansas
City Titans of the Women's Football Alliance. She also played on the USA
Women's National Team.
During that time, coaching flashed on
her radar, and when Becky Hammon earned a spot on the NBA's San Antonio Spurs'
coaching staff, Sowers wrote a simple but clear message on
her Instagram page:
"NFL, I'm coming for you."
now she and the 49ers are all on board.