Bianca Smith becomes First Black Female Baseball Coach

Bianca Smith, Minor League Coach of the Boston Red Sox (Photo credit: Boston Red Sox)

The Boston Red Sox have hired Bianca Smith as the 1st Black female baseball coach for its minor league team. Smith, according to MLB.com will be working with position players in the Sox’ Fort Meyers, Flordia player development facility in the upcoming baseball season.

Smith has an extensive resume having worked as “the assistant coach and hitting coordinator at Carroll University in Wisconsin, a role she has held since 2018. Before that, Smith worked at Case Western Reserve University as director of baseball operations from 2013-17 and had a stint as an assistant coach at the University of Dallas in ’18.”

Smith joins a handful of women changing the world of sports, Becky Hammon recently coached in place of Gregg Popovich and the Flordia Marlins have hired Kim Ng as the teams General Manager.