Bills hire NFL’s first full-time female assistant coach | Fox News

In this Jan. 3, 2016, file photo, Bills coach Rex Ryan watches the clock during the Bills’ football game against the in Orchard Park, N.Y. ( AP Photo/ Gary Wiepert)

The Buffalo Bills have hired Kathryn Smith to be their special teams quality control coach, making her the first full-time female member of an NFL coaching staff.

The team announced the move in a release Wednesday night.

Smith spent last season running as an administrative assistant for Bills assistant coaches on Rex Ryan’s staff.

She spent the previous 12 seasons working for the New York Jets in various capabilities, including a player personnel assistant from 2007 -1 3. In 2014, Smith served as the Jets assistant to the head coach in Ryan’s final season in New York.

In her new role, Smith will assist special teams coordinator Danny Crossman and his assistant Eric Smith.

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