In her own league: Meet the first woman to coach football in Knox County Schools

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE)- On a normal evening at Austin-East Magnet high school football practice you can find the Roadrunners putting in work, running drills and working on the fundamentals. As you scan the field, you’ll see one coach on defense with blonde hair pulled back in a ponytail—teaching tackling.

From the morning to the afternoon, Alyson Pointer teaches science at Austin-East, in the evening she teaches football as the first female football coach in Knox County and Austin-East. While she paves the way for women high school football coaches in East Tennessee, she does not necessarily see it that way.

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