The Buffalo Bills hired Sophia Lewin as an offensive assistant on Thursday.
As the Buffalo Bills and NFL continue to hire more and more women and diverse candidates, the Bills hired Sophia Lewin to be an offensive assistant on Thursday. With Kim Pegula an owner of the team, the Bills are making sure that their personnel is diverse and skilled.
Lewin previously spent time with the Bills as a training camp assistant. Lewin spent time at the high school level in New Jersey before signing on with Princeton University, where she was an offensive quality control coach. Lewin studied sociology with an emphasis on race and gender. With how forward the NFL wants to be in these times, this is a great hire as Lewin understands today’s sociological issues on another level. The NFL’s Women’s Careers in Football Forum was something Lewin was heavily involved with as well.
It will be interesting to see her impact on the team, as she was a wide receivers coach at Hudson Catholic (New Jersey) high. For the Bills receiving room that chose not to return its third-leading pass catcher (John Brown), Lewin has the skills to help make an impact on the receiver’s skillsets heading into their first 17-game season.
Other notable hires
Andrea Gosper was added as a new player personnel assistant, after spending the last two seasons in the Buffalo Bills scouting department. Michelle Geeter and Nikki Donoff were both hired as operations interns.
This is a great, forward-thinking move by the Bills to include more women in the organization. Pegula has led the diversity and inclusion effort and it is paying off. After seeing high-profile female coaches in the sports world succeed has been more and more common. Just look at how Becky Hamilton of the San Antonio Spurs was loved by players and fans alike.
Watch for these four to make an impact on the organization. Great moves, Buffalo.