Darmouth this week made history with the hiring of a new assistant coach.
Big Green said it’s hired Callie Brownson to be an offensive quality control coach, the first known full-time female football coach at the Division I level, the Union Leader reported. She was previously listed as a preseason intern.
“Callie is as good as anyone I’ve ever had in terms of her skill set, preparedness, attention to detail and passion,” said head coach Buddy Teevens said. “Players came up to me after a few days of preseason wondering if I would consider hiring her. She is a forward-thinking individual, very broad-minded. We had an opening, the preseason was kind of like a tryout and she excelled — on and off the field — every day.”
Brownson’s football background includes playing for the D.C. Divas from 2010-17 in the Women’s Football Alliance. She was a five-time team captain and four-time All-American as a free safety and a running back, and helped the Divas win national titles in 2015 and ’16.
Brownson is also a two-time gold medalist (Finland in 2013, Vancouver in 2017) with Team USA Women’s Football. She also spent three seasons coaching at her alma mater, Mount Vernon High, as an assistant coach, and last summer was a college/professional personnel scouting intern with the New York Jets.
“I’m very grateful to Coach Buddy Teevens and the Dartmouth football staff for the opportunity to further my knowledge of the game of football within this prestigious program.” Brownson said in a release by the school. “The Dartmouth program has proven dedicated to the progression of the game, and I look forward to the opportunity to learn from this incredible staff.”