Arizona Cardinals Make Jen Welter NFL's First Female Coach

She was hired as an assistant coaching intern for training camp and preseason.

— -- The National Football League now has its first female coach.

Welter, 37, became the first female coach in professional football in February when she joined the staff of the Texas Revolution in the Indoor Football League. A year before, she was the first woman to play a non-kicking position in a men's professional football league when she suited up for the Revolution at running back.

“She came for an OTA and I met her, and I thought she was the type of person that could handle this in a very positive way for women and open that door,” said head coach Bruce Arians.