How I ‘Got the Job’ as the First Female Coach in the NFL

May 27th 1990 – Lee pictured second to the right in the middle image

Throughout our exclusive interview with Lee Brandon, the first female coach in the NFL, Lee shared many stories about her time working with the New York Jets. One of our favourite stories was

Having applied for the role with her genderless name of ‘Lee’, it wasn’t until she walked into the weight room that the all male staff and players realised she was a woman. And she was put to the test straight away…to prove she could do the job.

We will let Lee tell the story…