The move happened on Tuesday, with no fanfare. The Bills reported to the league office, which then informed the other 31 teams of it on Wednesday, an addition to the coaching staff: Kathryn Smith, Quality Control-Special Teams.
No announcement was issued by the Bills on Tuesday. It wasn’t until after PFT broke the news of the move, from a source unattached to the Bills, that the team made the official declaration.
“Kathryn Smith has done an outstanding job in the seven years that she has worked with our staff,” coach Rex Ryan said in a press release issued Wednesday night by the Bills. “She certainly deserves this promotion based on her knowledge and strong commitment, just to name a couple of her outstanding qualities, and I just know she’s going to do a great job serving in the role of Quality Control-Special Teams.”
It’s a low-level job, but it’s a full-time position with an opportunity to advance.
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