Bucs’ Javadifar, Locust 1st female coaches to win Super Bowl

Bucs’ Javadifar, Locust 1st Female Coaches To Win Super Bowl
Paul Sancya

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers assistant strength and conditioning coach Maral Javadifar looks on during the second half of an NFL football game Detroit Lions in Detroit. Javadifar thought Katie Sowers making history a year ago as the first female to coach in a Super Bowl meant that topic had been handled once and for all.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Lori Locust and Maral Javadifar have become the first female coaches on a team to win the Super Bowl. They’re both on the staff of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who beat the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 Sunday night. The 30-year-old Javadifar is an assistant strength and conditioning coach, and the 56-year-old Locust is an assistant defensive line coach. They’ve each worked two seasons for head coach Bruce Arians. Last season, Katie Sowers became the first female to coach in a Super Bowl. She was an offensive assistant for the San Francisco 49ers in their loss to the Chiefs.