Katie Sowers parts with 49ers after four seasons in pioneering role

Katie Sowers’ pioneering tenure with the 49ers is done after four seasons, she told this news organization Thursday morning. Sowers served as the franchise’s first female assistant coach and the NFL’s first openly gay coach. “I will sadly not be back,” Sowers confirmed in a text message, without further comment. Sowers’ contact expired and she will now explore other opportunities for a chance at an expanded role. As an offensive assistant, Sowers generally worked with the 49ers’ wide receivers under position coach, Wes Welker. The 49ers had no comment, as has been their protocol regarding assi…

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