Dr. Jen Welter

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Dr. Jen Welter serves as a powerful role model and an inspiring reminder that barriers are meant to be broken. With a career marked by a number of firsts, Welter made history when she coached the Arizona Cardinals’ inside linebackers for their 2015 training camp. Previously, she became the first woman to coach a men’s professional football league team, as a linebacker and special teams coach for the Indoor Football League’s Texas Revolution. She was also the first woman to play running back in a men’s professional football season with the Texas Revolution. In Welter’s book, Play Big, she reveals the grit and determination that it took to be a trailblazer in one of the country’s toughest boys’ clubs. Welter holds a Doctorate in psychology and a Master’s in sport psychology.