Jennifer King made history as the first Black woman to become a full-time assistant coach in the NFL. King, assistant running backs coach for the Washington Football Team, became the representation she didn’t see growing up as a young Black girl in North Carolina.
“I didn’t have anyone that looked anything like me working,” King told ESPN. “To be able to see that I think is big.”
After graduating Guilford college, where King played basketball and softball, she joined the Woman’s Football Alliance where she played various positions on the Carolina Phoenix and the New York Sharks. Her NFL career began in 2018 when she was enlisted as an intern for the Carolina Panthers.
This isn’t the first time King made history being a woman making strides in a male dominated industry. King was one of six women who broke NFL barriers as the first female coaches to “occupy opposing sidelines during a playoff game.” (NFL)
King is obviously bringing her experience and football knowledge to the game, but she also’s bringing her unique and swaggy style with her.
“I feel my style is pretty versatile,” she said via a quick and candid DM chat on Instagram. King’s social media page is a photo book of her fly fits that are always complete with cool kicks.
“I’m a coach so I get to wear sweats almost everyday,” she continued. “But it’s nice to step out in regular clothes sometimes. I like it all from small to big designers, but for me, it definitely starts with the shoes.”
Let’s keep scrolling for some of King’s flyest fashion moments.
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1. Navy Blue
Jennifer elevates his classic navy blue suit with a grey turtleneck and matching wingtip oxford shoe. Buy a similar pair, here.
2. Wingtips For The Win
Jennifer put a swaggy spin on these classic wingtip shoes the white sole. Paired with a tailored suit, festive scarf and two dope leather bags, this look is just the fit we’d expect from the fly coach.
3. Pop Of Color
Jennifer kept it chill in a blue bomber jacket and kicks that provided the perfect pop of color.
4. The Red & Back Lumberjack
Jennifer is matching perfectly in this lumberjack button-up and red and black Jordan 1s. She kept warm with a Northface puffer vest and leather book bag on her back.
5. I Love Gold
Here she is rocking a hard-to-find pair of metallic gold Air Max 97s.