No, Condi Rice Shouldn’t Be Considered For Cleveland Browns Head Coach

The Federalist | 11/18/2018 | Britt McHenry
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Posted by Condoleezza Rice on Sunday, November 18, 2018

Condoleeza Rice is an exceptionally talented, resilient, and intelligent woman. She was the first female to hold the position of national security advisor under President George W. Bush then later became the first female African American secretary of state.

What Rice is not, nor will likely ever be, is a National Football League head coach.

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The Cleveland Browns—being, well, the Cleveland Browns—think differently. According to ESPN, Browns General Manager John Dorsey said the team is open to hiring a woman as their next head coach, and they’re interested in interviewing Rice for the job. If the Browns go through with it, Rice would add another “first” to her impressive resume. She’d become the first woman to interview for an NFL head-coaching position.

After the news broke and trended on social media, Dorsey released this statement: “Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice is a great leader, possesses the highest possible character and also happens to be a Browns fan. I have the utmost respect and admiration for all she’s accomplished and was honored to meet her for the first time earlier this season. Our coaching search will be thorough and deliberate, but we are also still in the process of composing the list of candidates and Secretary Rice has not been discussed.”


Rice released the following:

I’m all for breaking glass ceilings, but the accolade of being the first woman to interview for a head-coaching job should go to a woman who has actually coached football once in her life. For example, the Browns could look at Kathryn Smith, whom the Buffalo Bills hired as a quality control assistant. Perhaps Dorsey takes a look at Kelsey Martinez, who was hired to the Oakland Raiders strength staff, or considers Katie Sowers, whom the 49ers hired as an offensive assistant.

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