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Dartmouth College Football Aims to Boost Female Coaches

By Jack Thurston, NECN, 08/28/18, 12:00PM CDT

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“I think it’s great they’re getting experience from us, but we’re also getting a lot out of them, too, so it’s really a win-win.”

When the Dartmouth football team kicks off its season next month, the players will have new insights from two additions to their training camp. Callie Brownson and Chenell Tillman-Brooks are coaching interns for the first two weeks of Dartmouth’s pre-season, and both are women.

“Being here just validates what I already know and then just puts more under my belt for what I don’t know,” Tillman-Brooks said.

While women have made real strides in coaching youth football in recent years, they’re still quite rare on coaching staffs at the college and professional levels.