Boston Red Sox: Bianca Smit is the new coach in the Minor League! Smith became the first black woman to coach in professional baseball. During his introductory press conference, Smith made it known that his coaching aspirations are at the highest levels of the sport: "I don't want to limit myself and I want to go as far as I can.
I want to continue challenging myself and in this moment, this is the manager of the MLB. I don't see that will change anytime soon. As much as I enjoy training, I want to be in that position. I want to learn as much as possible to be in that role.
I have made a habit of not telling my parents when I initially get a call because they are so excited and they go to get equipment and stuff when I don't have a job yet. I wanted to wait and see where it went. It went so fast I didn't even get a chance to tell them I was interviewing and that this could be great.
When I finally got a chance to tell them, they were The most important thing is that they were upset that they couldn't tell anyone yet because we had to wait.
Boston Red Sox: Bianca Smit is the new coach in the Minor League!
Case Western was especially important to me because when I was applying for graduate school when I entered, I contacted all the baseball coaches at the schools I entered and Case Western was the only one I entered who responded immediately that I could help out.
Everyone else told me they would let me know. We could be fine, you could be a coach. I wanted to do more. Matt Englander, the coach, immediately gave me a to-do list. You don't see someone who looks like you on the pitch, so you don't think you can too.
Many guys get an idea of what they want to do based on who they see doing it. I hope that, in addition to focusing on my work and developing players as much as possible, if the result of this position is that more women, more people in general are inspired to consider this as a position or at least try to get involved, it would be fantastic.
This is the first step, to let them have the idea that this is a potential career path." Smith has worked as an assistant coach and coordinator at Carroll University in Wisconsin since 2018 and as an assistant coach at the University of Dallas in 2018.
She also did an internship at the Cincinnati Reds and Texas Rangers organizations in addition to an internship at the offices. of Major League Baseball.
I am so incredibly grateful for all of the support I’ve been getting!
Of course none of this would be possible without the help of my family, friends, and the trailblazers who came before me. I can’t wait to get started. Thank you so much and go Red Sox!! https://t.co/17W4Ah92tl — Bianca Smith ⚾️ (@biancaesmith12) January 5, 2021