Katie Sowers continues to lead the way in the NFL (USA)
Football is second-nature to San Francisco 49ers coach Katie Sowers who grew up playing with her twin sister Liz in Hesston, Kansas.
“Football has always been my favorite sport. when I was little, I would play every Sunday, every day after school actually,” says Sowers.
Sower’s neighbor and eventual college basketball coach at Hesston College Joel Kauffman recalls these memories as well.
“I kind of vaguely remember them playing football in the front yard against each other,” Kauffman remembers. “It’s actually in some ways, kind of a natural fit for her.”
The Sowers sisters went on to play professionally, but Katie took it one step further.
“Coaching I just say is basically teaching and I love teaching,” Sowers says. “I love helping people and I love seeing what you can get out of people so that’s always been something that has come naturally to me and both of my parents are teachers.”
Before football, she was forced into playing basketball but dominated nonetheless.
“Katie was a bull dog. She was the ultimate competitor and I think she was someone who was somewhat intimidating because she worked so hard and was so competitive and it was always team first,” says Brennan Torgerson, her former basketball coach at Hesston High School.
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