Brown University’s football team promoted Heather Marini to quarterbacks coach on Saturday, making history in the process.
According to The Draft Network, who reported the news via head coach James Perry, Marini is the first known female position coach in Division I, which consists of both the FBS and FCS. Brown is in the FCS.
“Heather has earned the coaching position,” Perry told The Draft Network. “She has done a great job for us, and she has proven through her efforts in the office every day with us in an off-the-field role that she’s ready to run the quarterback room.”
The Bears added Marini to the staff last May as an offensive quality control coach, after she had worked for the NFL’s New York Jets as a summer scouting specialist the previous year.
A native of Australia, Marini played quarterback for the Monash Warriors Women’s Gridiron Club in Melbourne before serving as the team’s quarterbacks coach and then head coach.