Browns assistant Callie Brownson continues to be an inspiration to young women all over the world, especially those interested in the game of football.
On Thursday, USA Football selected Callie Brownson to be the head coach of the 2022 U.S. Women’s Tackle National Team. She is currently the Cleveland Browns Chief of Staff and has served the role of coach in a game last year.
Brownson is no rookie when it comes to the U.S. Women’s Tackle National Team. She was a wide receiver and safety for the 2013 (Finland) and 2017 (Canada) U.S. Women’s team and helped Team USA bring home gold in both years. Next year’s championship will take place from July 27-August 8 back in Finland.
Having been a player in this atmosphere will certainly prepare her for duties of a head coach. Not only is she a former player, but she has been in the coaching game since 2018, where she was on the Dartmouth coaching staff. Then in 2019, she joined the Buffalo Bills before landing with the Browns in 2020.
"“This is a remarkable opportunity not only for me, but for every woman who will earn a place on our U.S. National Team next year,” Brownson said. “I know first-hand of the exceptional brand of football that is played globally by elite female athletes and am honored to lead our team of Americans. I appreciate USA Football’s continued trust in me and am grateful for Coach Stefanski and the Browns for their support. This enriching experience will only advance my contributions to our players and coaching staff in Cleveland.”"
She has had coaching aspirations for this team since 2017, as she told her dad that she wanted to be the coach of the team.
This is truly remarkable for women’s inclusion in the sport of football. Many young girls can now look up to someone like Brownson and be inspired to follow in her footsteps, whether it be in football, another sport, or another male-dominated field.
Browns general manager Andrew Berry and head coach Kevin Stefanski think very highly of her and have given her the green light for next season. She will miss part of training camp, but the Ivy League duo gave her the go-ahead to go coach.
Congratulations to Callie Brownson as this is a huge honor and one she will excel at.