The historically Black Norfolk State University has made history by appointing its first female director of football operations: Katina Roberts, WAVY-TV reported.
According to WAVY-TV, Roberts, 44, previously worked in the NSU athletics business office and took a chance and applied for the management job. She never played football before — but to Head Football Coach Latrell Scott, that was not a problem.
“I told her that we would teach her everything that she needed to know,” Scott told WAVY-TV, later adding, “She jumped in with both feet. She’s been a fast learner.”
Roberts, who got the job in September, handles “everything that takes place off the field.” That includes housing, financial aid, football camps, meals, academics, coordinating with NFL scouts and COVID-19 mitigation efforts.