January 21, 2016 - Aaron Wilson
Bills assistant Kathryn Smith: 'It's a tremendous honor'
Hired as the first female full-time assistant coach in NFL history, Buffalo Bills quality control-special teams coach Kathyrn Smith is excited about her new responsibilities. “I would like to thank Rex Ryan, Kim and Terry Pegula and the Buffalo Bills franchise for this opportunity," Smith said. “I am excited to continue to work with our special teams coordinator Danny Crossman, special teams assistant Eric Smith and our entire coaching staff and players as we prepare for the 2016 NFL season. The amount of attention generated from this announcement in the past 24 hours has been extraordinary, however, my focus remains on my job responsibilities and helping the team win. "I would like to thank my family and friends for all their support. It’s a tremendous honor to become the first full-time female assistant coach in the National Football League and I appreciate Rex Ryan giving me this opportunity based on the merit of my work and commitment to this organization.” Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.