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Brown Bears' QB coach, Heather Marini, took winding path to football

Heather Marini is a coach. The quarterbacks coach for the Brown University Bears, to be precise. That’s a new title, but she’s been a coach practically half her life. 

But because Marini is female, she is “the first female position coach in Division I history.” So the question about what that distinction means to her has come up in recent days since her promotion. She claimed she still doesn’t have a great answer for it. It’s still a pretty good one. 

“Honestly, I think it’s great that there is a first because it means there will be a ‘next,'” Marini said by phone Tuesday, a day after Brown made her promotion from offensive quality control assistant to quarterbacks coach official. 

“There are so many women that I have met through this journey and through this process that are going to make great position coaches, that are going to make great offensive coordinators, that are going to make excellent head coaches. By being the first, that means someone else is going to come along.”

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Brown University QB coach Heather Marini grew up in Australia.

It just so happened Marini’s turn came before everyone else. 

“I don’t think it’s the world’s biggest deal,” she said in her Australian accent. “And it’s certainly not the biggest deal in the world to the staff here at Brown, who have been fantastic.”

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