Katie Sowers announced as coaching fellow for San Francisco 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers have named Katie Sowers one of the organization’s eight Bill Walsh NFL Diversity Coaching Fellows, head coach Kyle Shanahan announced Tuesday.

Sowers, who spent the 2016 offseason and training camp in the same role for the Atlanta Falcons, is a former member of the United States Women’s Football League. While with the Falcons last year, Sowers worked with Atlanta assistant head coach/wide receivers coach Raheem Morris at practice.

After her time as a coaching fellow for the Falcons, Sowers served as a scouting intern for the organization for nine months.

She previously served as the athletic director of the City of Kansas City after earning a master’s degree from the University of Central Missouri in 2012.

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The seven other coaching fellows include Alonzo Carter, Nick Ferguson, Corey Ivy, Jerrod Johnson, Rony Sieperda, Donald White and Rodrique Wright.

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