Carroll University's Bianca Smith hired by Boston Red Sox, makes history as 1st black woman to coach pro baseball

WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A woman with ties to Wisconsin and now the Boston Red Sox has made history. 

The Red Sox announced the hiring of 29-year-old Bianca Smith on Monday, Jan. 4, the first Black woman to coach in the history of professional baseball. 

Most recently, Smith was an assistant baseball coach and hitting coordinator at Carroll University in Waukesha. 

According to, Smith will serve as a minor league coach for the Red Sox organization. 

In a tweet, Smith poured out thanks for all the support she's received since the news was shared saying she "can't wait to get started." 

Back in 2019, CBS 58's Scott Grodsky met up with Smith when she was hired at Carroll University. Hear more from their interview below: 

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