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Former 49ers assistant Katie Sowers joins Chiefs

San Francisco 49ers offensive assistant Katie Sowers watches warms up before an NFL football...
San Francisco 49ers offensive assistant Katie Sowers watches warms up before an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)(KWCH)
Updated: May. 26, 2021 at 4:55 PM CDT
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WIBW) - Former San Francisco 49ers offensive assistant and Hesston, Kansas-native Katie Sowers will join the Chiefs’ coaching staff this offseason.

“Retired from coaching in the NFL? Nah,” Sowers wrote on Instagram Wednesday afternoon. “Kansas City.. I’m home! Huge thanks to the Chiefs organization for believing in me and providing me another opportunity to grow my coaching experience while learning from the best in the game through the Bill Walsh Diversity fellowship. Let’s keep growing the game. See you this summer, chiefs kingdom.”

Sowers, 34, joined the 49ers in 2017. She later accepted a position as a full-time offensive assistant — becoming just the second woman in league history to hold a full-time NFL coaching job.

Prior to her time in San Francisco, she worked as a training camp assistant in 2016 for the Atlanta Falcons.

Sowers played quarterback and defensive back in the Women’s Football Alliance for eight years for the West Michigan Mayhem and Kansas City Titans. She also played on the 2013 United States Women’s National Football Team that won the International Federation of American Football Women’s World Championship.

The Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship aims to increase the number of full-time minority coaches in the NFL. All 32 teams participate.

The program uses training camps, offseason workout programs and minicamps to provide coaches the opportunity to observe, participate, gain experience and ultimately gain a full-time NFL coaching position.

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