Callie Brownson

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Callie Brownson
Current position
TitleQuality control coach
ConferenceIvy League
Biographical details
BornAlexandria, Virginia
Alma materGeorge Mason University
Playing career
2010-2017D.C. Divas
Position(s)Free safety, Running back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2018–presentDartmouth (QC)
Accomplishments and honors
As player
  • 2x WFA champion (2015, 2016)

Callie Brownson is an American football coach and player. In September 2018, she became the first woman hired as a full-time NCAA Division I coach when she was promoted by Dartmouth Big Green football after briefly working as an intern for the team.[1][2]

Brownson played from 2010-17 as a free safety and running back for the D.C. Divas in the Women's Football Alliance (WFA). She won two gold medals with the United States women's national American football team.

Early life[edit]

Born in Mount Vernon, Virginia, Brownson was raised by her father- Bruce B. Brownson.[3][4] She attended Mount Vernon High School[5] where she played softball[4] as the football team would not allow girls.[6]

Playing career[edit]

While attending George Mason University, Brownson tried out for the D.C. Divas in the Women's Football Alliance (WFA) at age 19.[6][4]

Coaching career[edit]

Brownson was an assistant football coach at her alma mater, Mount Vernon High School, for three seasons. She began coaching college football at age 21.[4] In 2017, she served as a scouting intern for the New York Jets.[1]


  1. ^ a b Jones, Kaelen (September 11, 2018). "Callie Brownson Promoted At Dartmouth, Becomes First Female Full-Time Division I Coach". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Dartmouth hires two women as coaching interns, a rare move in college football". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  3. ^ "Mount Vernon Local Thrives in Women's Professional Football". Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  4. ^ a b c d "Team USA – Callie Brownson, D.C. Divas". Women's Football Alliance. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  5. ^ "'The kind of stuff you dream about': Alexandria native is college football's 1st full-time Div. 1 female coach | WTOP". WTOP. 2018-09-14. Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  6. ^ a b Post, Jacob Bogage The Washington. "Virginia native becomes first female Division I college football coach". Retrieved 2018-09-26.

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