How This Incredible Woman Shattered The Glass Ceiling By Using An Icy Floor

Another female sports pioneer.

The list of female sports pioneers has certainly grown in the past year with the first female assistant coaching intern in the NFL, the first female full-time assistant coach in the NFL, and the first female editor in chief of a U.S. sports magazine. And now it's the National Hockey League's turn to break the glass ceiling.

In a series of coaching staff additions on Wednesday, the Arizona Coyotes announced that Dawn Braid has been hired as the team's skating coach — becoming the first female full-time coach in the NHL.

"I'm very excited about this opportunity with the Coyotes," Braid told The Arizona Republic. "The fact that they respect what I do enough to name me as a full-time coach, or to name me as the first female coach in the NHL, I take a ton of pride in that."

Braid's NHL résumé includes working part-time as a skating consultant with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Anaheim Ducks, Buffalo Sabres, and Calgary Flames.

"Dawn has consulted with a lot of different NHL teams and has had a lot of success," Coyotes General Manager John Chayka told SportsNet. "She's gotten results from every player she's worked with and they've got a ton of respect for her. [Coyotes head coach] Dave Tippett and myself wanted to integrate her into our staff and bring her onboard."

People on social media congratulated Braid for making NHL history:


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