Sowers is first openly gay coach in the NFL and the second woman ever to hold a full-time NFL coaching position.
Sowers is an Offensive Assistant Coach with the San Francisco 49ers, having previously worked with the Atlanta Falcons. As an athlete, Sowers competed at the highest level of women’s tackle football, playing in the WFA (Women’s Football Alliance) for eight years and being selected as a member of the United States Women’s National Football Team in 2013.
Katie is listed as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Sport by Sport360 and won the 2019 Rising Star Award from The Sports Power Brunch: Celebrating the Most Powerful Women in Sports. She was Outsports’ 2017 Female Hero of the Year and named the to the Bleacher Report Power 50.