Bills Hire Full-Time Female Assistant Coach

Buffalo Bills on Wednesday announced that Kathryn Smith is the team’s new special-teams quality control coach, making her the first full-time assistant in the NFL.

Smith is well-known to Bills head coach Rex Ryan: she began her career with the New York Jets as a game day and college scouting intern, then became a player personnel assistant in 2007, a position she held for several years; Ryan was hired as head coach in 2009. In 2014, Smith changed positions and became assistant to the head coach.