Callie Brownson is the offensive quality control coach for Dartmouth College football. She is the first full-time female football coach at the Division I level.

She will speak to students and parents at Penn Charter as part of the 2018-19 Distinguished Speakers Series. 

On Tuesday evening, Feb. 19, Penn Charter will host Brownson in a conversation for students and parents, moderated by a student and faculty member. On Wednesday, Feb. 20, she will engage in Q&As in Middle and Upper School classes, and will meet with student athletes and the Athletics department. 

Hailing from Alexandria, Va., Brownson played on the Washington, 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, helping the Divas win national titles in 2015 and 2016. Brownson is also a two-time gold medalist (Finland in 2013, Vancouver in 2017) with Team USA Women's Football. Her coaching background extends to the high school level as she spent three falls with Mount Vernon High (where she went to school) as an assistant coach, and last summer was a college/professional personnel scouting intern with the New York Jets.

During her internship with the Jets, she helped evaluate current college upperclassmen that could potentially enter the draft, broke down film and set up workout drills for free agent tryouts, among many other duties. At Mount Vernon High, she created daily practice itineraries, built scouting reports and led film study and breakdown sessions for schematic assessments. Brownson earned her bachelor’s degree in sport management from George Mason University in 2015.

After serving a two-week internship during the 2018 preseason, Brownson was hired as the Big Green’s offensive quality control coach for the season, becoming the first full-time female football coach at the Division I level.

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