Callie Brownson: Dartmouth is a "change player"


Less than a week before Dartmouth's first Dartmouth football game, coach Buddy Teevens hired Brownson as an aggressive quality control bus, making him the first female full-time coach at NCAA Division I.

"He saw something in me and took a step further that many of his colleagues were probably not willing to do or even in the right context to do so," Brownson told Coy Wire of CNN Sport.

"She saw an opportunity to change the rule, she would say a hundred times that she felt she was not hiring a woman, hired a coach, is this mindset, is that frame of mind in a culture that does not quite think he's a gaming player . "

Going through the weekend, there are eight unhealthy programs across Directorate I. Four of them are in the Football Division of Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Central Florida. The rest are in the Football Division (FCS) and two of them are in the Ivy League: Dartmouth (7-0) and Princeton (7-0), ending on Saturday.

"We have a wonderful time," said Brownson. "We are at the edge of the biggest game of the season for us where my focus is."

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Her love for football started as a girl, but the rejection began when she was 14 years old.

It has not always been so for Brownson. At a young age, she was fascinated with football, watching games with her dad. Dating back to her youth, she always played with the boys by participating in the Little League Baseball and a youth football year.

When it was time to get in high school, she wanted to do what her friends did. He wanted to take part in the high school football team but met with resistance.

"It was not a door bumped into the face," said Brownson. "It was more simple they did not know how to handle it, how would I go for a girl in the group, and told me they might be able to see me kicker but I wanted to play."

It was the first time Brownson remembered feeling that no one believed in her ability.

"It was hard to digest, especially at 14 years old to figure out the world that tells me nothing about something that you firmly believe you can do," Brownson said.

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Her mantra: Remember why you started

Brownson ended up playing softball in high school but wanted to play football again.

So, at the age of 19, she suits DC Divas from 2010-2017 at the Women's Alliance. Playing free insurance and returning, he was a five-time captain and four-time American, earning national titles in 2015 and 2016. He graduated from George Mason University in 2015 with a degree in sports management.

Playing with Divas, she began her training course through her high school, Mount Vernon High. She has spent three seasons as an assistant coach in her alma mater. Last summer he was a trainee at the New York Aircraft Detection Division.

Teevens knew Brownson at the Manning Passing Academy, where she was one of the 16 female coaches at a women's clinic in the Louisiana camp. She invited her to join his team for a two-week internship and it was obvious he was good at Dartmouth.

"Callie is as good as anyone I've ever had in terms of her ability, readiness, attention to detail and passion," Teevens said in a statement after her announcement.

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"The players came to me after a few days of preseason wondering if I will consider her hiring. There is a person who thinks about the future, very broad mind. We have an opening, the preseason was like a tryout and exceeded – – from and to the field – every day. "

During the journey of Baronson continues to return to one of her favorite mantra: Remember why you started.

"In my situation, in a women-soccer situation, there will be a tone" no, "Brownson said." There will be a tone, "You are not enough, you do not know enough." There will be a ton of it.

"You have to restore the confidence you have in the reason why you do it in the first place and will eventually take you in. That's the motivation to have because you, when you decided to do this, are the person who will carry you."