Official Plea to the New York Jets…PLEASE Celebrate The First Female Coach in the NFL – Lee Brandon

A 1099 from the first female coach in NFL History – proof that Lee Brandon was hired by the New York Jets in 1990.

There has been much to celebrate over the last 5 years in the NFL – with the inclusion of so many female coaches now in the league.

This season names include Chelsea Romero (S&C) at the LA Rams, Jennifer King (Offensive Assistant Coach) at Washington, Lori Locust (Asst D Line Coach) and Maral Javadifarat (S&C) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Emily Zaler (S&C) at Denver Broncos, Callie Brownson (Chief of Staff) at Cleveland Browns, and Katie Sowers (Offensive Asst. Coach) at the 49ers.

Over the last few years other hired coaches include Phoebe Schecter, Kathryn Smith, Jennifer Welter and Kelsey Martinez.

There have also been many women in intern roles since 2015, with Jen Welter being the first, followed by Odessa Jenkins, Collette Smith, Stephanie Balachko, Elena Grigelevich, Erica Vinson-Ondecko, Shaakira Hasslell, Mickey Grace and many more since!

However, there is one name left off that list – Lee Brandon.

Back in 1990, the New York Jets hired Lee as an Assistant Strength Coach…and in 30 years, it has never been celebrated, and never been mentioned.

We are putting out an official plea to the New York Jets – PLEASE Celebrate the First Female Coach in the NFL – your former assistant Strength Coach, Lee Brandon!