The Boston Red Sox have hired Bianca Smith as a Minor League coach, making her the first Black woman to serve as a coach in baseball history.

Smith, 29, is currently the assistant coach and hitting coordinator at Carroll University (WI), 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 assistant coach at University of Dallas in 2018.

Smith played softball at Dartmouth College, graduating in 2012.