The Washington Football Team has hired Natalia Dorantes to serve as its coordinator of football programs, the organization announced Wednesday. Dorantes will be the first Latina and third woman to hold the role at the NFL level.
Dorantes’ main responsibilities will include coordinating schedules across various departments within the team and working closely with coach Ron Rivera. The two were connected when Dorantes virtually attended the fifth annual NFL Women’s Careers in Football Forum in February. Dorantes messaged Rivera over Zoom.
“I’m a very proud Latina, and that’s like the first thing I said,” Dorantes told the team’s website. “I was like, ‘As another Hispanic, I think it’s great that you’re in football because there’s not many of us, so thank you for that and thank you for being on the forum. It shows a lot that you’re just here supporting us.”
serious of momentous hires by the Washington