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Behind the Scenes: How Women Help Shape the UM Football Program

Pictured from left to right: Arielle Scavo, Sebrina Beyer, Shirelle Jackson and Jen Strawley 

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By Christy Cabrera Chirinos

Pictured from left to right: Arielle Scavo, Sebrina Beyer, Shirelle Jackson and Jen Strawley 

Courtesy of Sun-Sentinel

Behind the Scenes: How Women Help Shape the UM Football Program

By Christy Cabrera Chirinos
A growing number of women are finding work in college football and at Miami, they're everywhere from the practice field and the training room to the administrator's office.

On any given day, one of the first people Hurricanes football coach Mark Richt may encounter when he arrives for work at the Hecht Athletic Center is Sebrina Beyer, his assistant and the gatekeeper of his office.

During that same day, Richt may stop for a quick chat in the hallway with Shirelle Jackson, one of the people that helped Miami finish last semester as the FBS team with the most community service hours performed. When he strides onto the field for practice, he’ll likely cross paths with Arielle Scavo, the student equipment manager who helped his players prepare for that morning’s workout. And before the day ends, there may well be a meeting with Jennifer Strawley, the administrator who oversees the Hurricanes’ football program and was one of the decision-makers who helped bring Richt to Miami.

Though the players and coaches fans will see on the field at Hard Rock Stadium this fall are all men, there is no doubt that in Coral Gables, women have their fingerprints all over the Hurricanes program.

 

Click here to read the full article about the women who are working behind the scenes to help the Hurricanes be at their best. 

Story from the Sun Sentinel  |  By Christy Cabrera Chirinos