Eagles assistant Autumn Lockwood carves her place in Super Bowl lore

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Every Super Bowl provides moments that we’ll remember forever, even the blowouts. We’ll never forget the images of William ‘The Refrigerator’ Perry plowing his way into the end zone, Doug Williams tossing four touchdown passes, or Steve Young asking for the monkey to be peeled from his back. The Philadelphia Eagles, during their first Super Bowl win five years ago, crafted quite a few legendary moments in Super Bowl LII. Look no further than the Philly Special, those touchdown grabs by Alshon Jeffery and Corey Clement, and Brandon Graham’s strip-sack if you need evidence of that theory.

The Birds are back in football’s biggest game. Once the pomp and circumstance end and kickoff occurs, one of the members of their staff will carve out her place in Super Bowl lore.

Eagles assistant coach Autumn Lockwood becomes the first black woman to coach in Super Bowl.

Autumn Lockwood is an assistant sports performance coach, and as she joins the Eagles staff on the field come February 12th, she’ll carve out her place in history as the first African American woman to coach in a Super Bowl and as only the fourth woman to do so in total. It’s a fact that isn’t lost on the organization or the NFL itself.


Autumn Lockwood is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). She has served in her current role with the Eagles since August 2022.

A graduate of the University of Arizona, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in psychology in 2015. Some of her achievements include but are not limited to the following:

  • She ran Arizona’s in-season cheer team’s warm-up and strength training
  • assistant football strength coach at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas
  • ETSU strength and conditioning staff member as a graduate assistant. She worked primarily with the men’s and women’s basketball teams.

Coach Lockwood was also a member of Arizona’s women’s soccer team from June 2012 to January 2014. She also owns a master’s degree in sports management from East Tennessee State University. The Eagles organization is lucky to have her.

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