On Monday, the Arizona Cardinals announced that they had hired Jen Welter as their coaching intern during training camp and the preseason, making her the first female coach in NFL history – this is HUGE!

"I really believe she'll have a great opportunity with this internship through training camp to open some doors for her," Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians told ESPN. Welter is definitely breaking boundaries in a male dominated sport and that's just one of many accomplishments she's made in her life and career. Here are a few other interesting facts we found on this kickass coach!

1

She's outspoken

Welter isn't afraid to be bold and outspoken. She spoke out about her issues with a Self magazine issue that had Victoria's Secret model, Lily Aldridge on the cover holding a football wearing a frilly dress. "So, the implication is playing like a girl means, some pseudo hybrid football player/ cheerleader/ "sporty" supermodel with bad form playing football in a tight dress? Our girls deserve better!," she wrote.

2

She's Dr. Jen Welter

She graduated from Boston College where she went on to earn a master's degree in sports psychology and a Phd in psychology.

3

She's broken barriers in men's professional football before

Welter has played professional football in women's leagues for more than 14 years. She became the first female to play a non-kicking position in a men's professional football league in February 2014, where she played running back and special teams for the Texas Revolution.

4

She's got style

Welter doesn't just kick ass in sports but she's also super stylish. She posted a photo of herself on Instagram in a navy, mid-length dress with killer heels with the best caption ever: "Now that's a football playHer. Coach said to dress up, so I thought I'd show these guys how it's done."

5

She's coached men's leagues

In February of this year she was hired by the Texas Revolution of the Indoor Football team to coach linebackers and special teams.

6

She's petite

Welter is only five-foot-two and weighs 130 pounds, which presented itself as an obstacle at the beginning of her football career. "When I first tried out for a women's team they wanted me to play receiver because of my size, but I was just a natural tackler,” Welter told Argus Leader. We're impressed by how she manages to hold her own against men football players.

7

She played rugby

Welter started off playing rugby at Boston College but always loved football. She was later recruited for an under-23 team all-women's football team.

8

She grew up around football

She didn't grow up in a football family but she did grow up in Vero Beach, Florida where she claims football is like a religion.