Maral Javadifar Biography
Maral Javadifar is an American coach and physical therapist. She serves as the assistant strength and conditioning coach for Tampa Bay Buccaneers. She is a former college basketball player. Together with Lori Locust, they were the first full-time female coaches in Tampa Bay Buccaneers history. Making the Buccaneers the first NFL team with two female coaches on staff.
Maral Javadifar Age
She was born on March 17, 1990
Maral Javadifar Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches tall.
Maral Javadifar Ethnicity
She belongs to Iranian heritage.
Maral Javadifar Nationality
She is an American national.
Maral Javadifar Education
Javadifar graduated from Pace University with a bachelor of science degree in molecular biology. She then earned her doctor of physical therapy degree from New York Medical College.
Maral Javadifar Parents
Maral is the daughter of Iranian immigrants. Her mother Mojgan Mobasheri fled Iran in the early 1980s.
“She was escaping a revolution and she didn’t have any of these opportunities to be a woman in society,” Javadifar said. “So when she came here, it was kind of like, ‘We’re going to break down barriers.’ She kept her last name. Little things like that. So for me, it was an opportunity for me to say, ‘Thanks, mom. Thanks for that. I appreciate that.’”
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Maral Javadifar Husband
Maral has not revealed her marital status. It is not clear whether she is married or not.
Maral Javadifar Buccaneers
Maral serves as the assistant strength and conditioning coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers since March 2019. She was hired by the head coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bruce Arians alongside Lori Locust as assistant defensive line coach. The two became the first full-time female coaches in Buccaneers’ franchise history, making the Buccaneers the first NFL team with two female coaches on staff.
Maral Javadifar Super Bowl
Javadifar will be coaching alongside Lori Locust during the Super Bowl LV on February 7, 2021. This will be a first in Super Bowl history. Javadifar said she hopes her presence at Sunday’s game is a reminder of “equal opportunity for all.”
“I do truly hope that women being in the Super Bowl or being in professional sports ends up not being newsworthy anymore. It goes back to having equal opportunity for all and that is our ultimate goal.”
Maral Javadifar Physical Therapist
She has a doctorate in physical therapy and prior to joining Buccaneers, she worked as a physical therapist at Avant Physical Therapy in Seattle, after completing her Sports Physical Therapy Residency at Virginia Commonwealth in 2018. Prior to her time at VCU, Javadifar worked as a physical therapist and performance trainer in Virginia, while also serving as a guest lecturer at George Mason University.
Maral Javadifar Salary
Her actual salary is unknown.
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