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Red Sox hire first African American woman coach

Boston- The Red Sox will hire Bianca Smith as a minor league coach for the organization.



Boston is one of the MLB teams that broke history with hiring a woman to coach their players. However, Smith will be the first Women of Color to serve in the MLB. Smith is pretty excited for the opportunity and this is what her peers had to say about the historical signing.


“I don’t think there’s any limitations to what she can do,” said Reds manager David Bell. “She may end up being in the dugout or the front office or being a GM. Who knows?”


“She’s great,” said former Reds infielder Scooter Gennett. “She’s hungry. You can see it in her eyes. She wants to be out there on the field. She wants to learn. She just seem like she fits in.”


Smith has been around baseball for sometime. She was a softball player in 2011 and 2012 and decided that she wanted to potentially coach players. Smith worked hard and accomplished her goals by interning with the Rangers and Reds and received her dual Master’s degree in sports law and sports management from Case Western Reserve University.


Smith has shown grit, determination, passion, and purpose with making her dreams come true. Boston knows that they have someone that will help their players exceed and take them to that next level in their careers.




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