The Boston Red Sox hired Bianca Smith earlier this week, making her the first Black woman to coach in professional baseball.

During her introductory press conference on Thursday, she made it known that her coaching aspirations lie at the highest levels of the sport.

"I don't want to limit myself and I want to go as I can," Smith said. "I want to continue to challenge myself and right now, that [goal] is MLB manager. I don't see that changing anytime soon. ... As much as I love coaching, I want to be in that position. I want to learn as much as I can to be in that role."