Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen isn’t the only Super Bowl LVII participant with ties to UNLV.
Former Rebels strength and conditioning assistant Autumn Lockwood is also on the Eagles’ coaching staff, serving as an assistant performance coach, and she will become the first Black woman to coach in a Super Bowl on Sunday.
Lockwood was on UNLV’s staff in 2017-18, when her father, David, coached the Rebels’ defensive backs.
She also worked in strength and conditioning roles at the University of Houston, the University of Arizona and with the Atlanta Falcons.
Lockwood will become the fourth woman to coach in a Super Bowl, joining Katie Sowers (49ers), Lori Locust (Buccaneers) and Maral Javadifar (Buccaneers).
The Eagles declined to make Lockwood available for comment, but Ted Rath, Philadelphia’s vice president of player performance, praised her talents.
“Her positive attitude is infectious,” Rath told The Philadelphia Inquirer. “She comes to work with literally the best attitude I’ve ever been around.”
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