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49ers’ Katie Sowers becomes the first female to coach in a Super Bowl

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(KYMA, KECY)- The assistant coach for the 49ers becomes the first woman and first openly LGBTQ coach to head to the big game.

WJHL News reports Katie Sowers has been in the NFL for four seasons serving as an offensive assistant coach.

Sowers is a former member of the 2013 United States Women's National Football Team and a player herself in the Women's Football Alliance for eight years total, according to WJHL.

In an interview with People Magazine, Sowers explains that through the obstacles she’s faced, making in an impact and sparking change for those with similar dreams makes it all worth it.

“I see young girls out there almost every game, and someone’s mom or dad is yelling to me, saying, ‘my daughter wants to play football,’ or, ‘my daughter is going to be a coach.’ And those are the moments where it’s worth it,” Sowers said.

The 49ers and the Chiefs will face-off at the Super Bowl LIV on February 2 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

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