Katie Sowers is an American former football coach who is well-known for being the first ever openly lesbian female coach in the history of the Super Bowl. Prior to the beginning of the 2017 season of the National Football League, she announced her sexuality openly.
|Full Name||Katie Sowers|
|Date Of Birth||August 7, 1986|
|Birth Place||Hesston, Kansas, United States|
|Siblings||Liz and Steph|
|Girl Friend||Cara Catures|
|Height||5 feet 8 inches|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Net Worth||around $1.5 million|
Before building her career as a coach, she was also a football player who played for professional American football teams like the West Michigan Mayhem and the Kansas City Titans who competed in the professional full-contact women’s American football league, the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA). She played till the year 2016 and had to retire from professional football after suffering career ending hip injury. Likewise, after retiring, she started her coaching career as a coaching intern for the Atlanta Falcons.
Where was Katie Sowers born and raised?
Katie Sowers was born on 7 August, 1986 in Hesston, Kansas, United States to mother whose name is Bonnie Sowers and to father whose name is Floyd Sowers. She was born and raised alongside her twin sister whose name is Liz Sowers who is also a football player who plays as a wide receiver. Besides this, she is currently 34 years old with the zodiac sign of Leo.
Nationality and Physical Stats
Katie Sowers holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Unfortunately, there is no information available regarding her religious background and religious views at the moment. Besides this, she stands in at a height of 5 feet and 8 inches (1.72m/172cms) tall and weighs around 65kgs (143lbs). In addition to this, she has an athletic body figure with a pair of brown colored eyes and dark brown colored hair.
Katie Sowers studied in the Hesston College and the Goshen College located in Hesston and Goshen respectively. For further studies, she studied and graduated with a Master of Kinesiology degree in the year 2012 from the University of Central Missouri (UCM) located in Warrensburg, Missouri.
Katie Sowers announced her sexuality in the beginning of the 2017 NFL season. She opened up as a lesbian and this made her the first ever LGBT coach in the National Football League. In addition to this, she was also rejected from coaching from the Goshen College due to her sexuality for which the college’s president apologized publicly for the rejection. Besides this, she is currently in a relationship with her partner whose name is Cara Catures.
Katie Sowers is active on social media platforms. Her official Instagram account (@katesowers5) has over 179 thousand followers and her official Twitter account (@KatieSowers) has over 60 thousand followers.
How did Katie start her career?
Katie Sowers started playing football from the young age of 5 years old and then started her career by playing for the women’s professional American football team, the West Michigan Mayhem who competed in the Women’s Football Alliance. She was also involved with the Kansas City Titans in the same competition. Moreover, she was also involved with the national team of the United States who played in the IFAF Women’s World Championship in the year 2013 and brought home the championship. She continued her journey as a professional football player in the Women’s Football Alliance till the year 2016 when she had to retire after suffering a career ending hip injury.
Katie Sowers started her professional coaching career by joining as a wide receiver coaching intern for the professional American football team, the Atlanta Falcons. Later, she joined the San Francisco 49ers as a seasonal intern and then moved up the ranks to be a full-time offensive assistant. She then coached the San Francisco 49ers towards winning the NFC Championship with led to towards the Super Bowl LIV. This made her the first ever LGBT coach in the history of the Super Bowl. She stayed and trained the 49ers till the year 2020 when her contract expired.
Awards and Achievements
Katie Sowers won the IFAF Women’s World Championship in the year 2013 with the national team of the United States.
Katie Sowers earns mostly from her professional coaching career and as of the year 2020, she has an estimated net worth of around $1.5 million.