NFL’s Bruce Arians
On Hiring Female Coaches
‘Who Gives A Sh*t’ About Gender?
3/26/2019 10:19 AM PDT
“The fact that their gender’s different — who gives a sh*t?”
That’s Tampa Bay Bucs head coach Bruce Arians on why he’s down to add female coaches to his staff … telling reporters at the NFL’s annual league meeting Tuesday he honestly doesn’t care about gender when he hires assistants.
“I think back to the best teachers I’ve ever had, most of them are female,” the Tampa Bay coach said … “Football, we’re glorified school teachers.”
“So, why not take a great teacher of any gender and let them help your players?”
Arians has gained fame in his career for his willingness to hire women — he had Jen Welter as an assistant on his Cardinals staff and just added Lori Locust and Maral Javadifar to his Bucs roster.
But Bruce is tired of being celebrated for making the hires … saying at the coaches breakfast Tuesday he’s ready for it to not be news any more.
“They’re good fits for what we need. The fact that their gender is different — who gives a sh*t? They’re good coaches.”
Arians says he thinks the NFL is just 5 years away from it being normal to see women on the sidelines coaching.
And Arians says don’t be surprised if you see women coaches getting FIRED in the future — because it’s all part of the business.
“If they can’t do [the job], you get fired like everybody else.”