The Kansas City Chiefs have some guest coaches at training camp through the Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship.
Former San Francisco 49ers assistant Katie Sowers is among the coaches in attendance at training camp via the fellowship. Sowers began her NFL career as a coaching intern with the Atlanta Falcons in 2016. When the 49ers faced the Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV, Sowers was on San Francisco’s staff and became the first woman to coach in a Super Bowl.
After just a few weeks of learning under Chiefs HC Andy Reid, Sowers has some strong opinions about Reid and his reputation.
“Learning from the best to ever do it,” Sowers wrote on Twitter, sharing a photo of the two together, adding a goat emoji.
She wasn’t just saying that either, she meant it very literally.
Learning from the best to ever do it pic.twitter.com/gMKCYCmpsq
— Katie Sowers (@KatieSowers) August 7, 2021
“And yes, I do mean the best,” Sowers wrote in a follow-up tweet. “I’ve been around a lot of good coaches.. but when it comes to not only the scheme but also creating a positive culture for everyone in the organization.. this man knows how to be a true leader of people..he knows how to bring the best out of everyone”
It sounds like Reid has made quite the impression on the young coach at training camp. It’s not just the way he runs things at camp, but Sowers was also impressed by the team culture, his football mind and his overall leadership.
Whether Sowers joins the staff in Kansas City in a more permanent role after training camp or goes on to another coaching opportunity, it’s already clear that her experience at Chiefs training camp has been a transformative one. She’ll be a better coach for what she’s learned from Reid.