“Retired from coaching in the NFL? Nah,” she wrote. “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, who is originally from Hesston, Kansas, and attended the University of Central Missouri, is the second football coach to announce themselves as a Chiefs’ Bill Walsh diversity coaching fellow this week.
Sowers played quarterback and defensive back in the Women’s Football Alliance for eight years as a member of the West Michigan Mayhem and Kansas City Titans, and she was selected as a member of the United States Women’s National Football Team in 2013. That team won the International Federation of American Football Women’s world championship.
She was the second woman in NFL history to hold a full-time coaching position, spending her time primarily with the wide receivers in her fourth and final year with the 49ers. She was on the sideline during San Francisco’s Super Bowl LIV loss to the Chiefs.
Prior to her time in San Francisco, Sowers was a training camp assistant for the Atlanta Falcons (2016).
The Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching program’s objective is to use NFL clubs’ training camps, offseason workout programs and minicamps to give coaches an opportunity to observe, participate, gain experience and eventually get a full-time NFL coaching position. Four current and former NFL coaches — including Hue Jackson, Marvin Lewis, Anthony Lynn and Mike Tomlin — have benefited from Bill Walsh fellowships.