She grew up as an up-and-coming athlete out of Reidsville, N.C., and she is taking her experience as a football player, in a women’s football league to the Carolina Panthers practice field, where Jenifer King serves as a Carolina Panthers football coaching intern….She is working with the wide receivers and she hopes to one day become a football offensive coordinator…..King used to look through the fence, watching the Carolina Panthers practicing football, knowing she may never get on the field to have a chance to coach an NFL football team, and when she was trying to get in and get on the field, she kept hearing NO, NO, NO, but then Ron Rivera and the Carolina Panthers said, YES, YES, YES….
She has her chance/opportunity and now Jenifer King, from Reidsville, N.C., Guilford College, Greensboro College and Johnson and Wales University, is coaching the Carolina Panthers, on the practice fields near Bank of America Stadium, in Charlotte….
She did it, she is there and you have to give her credit for that….Talk about ‘Living the Dream’….Jenifer King, is living a “King-Sized Dream”…..
Read more on this from Jourdan Rodrigue at the Charlotte Observer when you CLICK HERE….
Here is more, coming in part from the Johnson and Wales site, on Jenifer King’s basketball background….
Jenifer King is the current women’s head basketball coach at Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte, where her team won a National Basketball Championship this past season and she came to Johnson and Wales from Greensboro College where she has served as the Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach since 2006. During her tenure, the Pride have posted a record of 182-63, claiming five USA South Regular Season championships, two conference tournament championships, and four appearances in the NCAA tournament, including a Sweet 16 appearance in 2011.
Under her watch, the Pride developed four All-Americans, five Conference Players of the Year, two Conference Freshmen of the Year, 28 All-Conference players, and 49 Academic All-Conference players.
As a player, King was a two-sport standout at Guilford College in both basketball and softball. She represented USA Athletics Basketball in 2006 on a tour of Australia’s Gold Coast. She has been a member of the Carolina Phoenix Women’s Tackle Football Team since 2006, where she has been a five-time All-American and helped lead the team to a national championship in 2013 as a quarterback and free safety.