The University of Wisconsin-Platteville football team announces Director of Football Operations Kearstin Schweitzer has been selected to participate in the 2023 Nunn-Wooten Scouting Fellowship with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
"Throughout my career in football, I've worn many different hats for the programs I've coached in. There's really not much that I haven't done yet in a football office." Schweitzer said. "I think that diverse background gives me a lot of experience in this field and helped me prepare to get this fellowship."
Schweitzer, who coaches receivers and manages and coordinates all football-related logistics for the Pioneers, is just one of two fellows selected by the Steelers. She will work with the team over 10 days in late July and early August.
"We are excited for Kearstin's fellowship with the Pittsburgh Steelers. She has been working this process for a couple of years, waiting for the opportunity," said Head Football Coach Ryan Munz. "Good things happen to good people. We hope she shows them what it looks like to Swing The Axe and make UW-Platteville proud."
As part of the fellowship, Schweitzer will participate in team practices, evaluate players and present her findings to the organization. She earned her undergraduate degree from Lakeland University and is currently enrolled in UW-Platteville's 100% online Master of Science in Sport Administration program. She believes her education and hands-on experience helped her land the fellowship.
"UW-Platteville has definitely helped me gain the skills and knowledge to qualify for this fellowship. I've been accepted here with open arms and received so much support from everybody in athletics and graduate studies. Everyone's willing to work with you and give you the best education and experience," Schweitzer said.
Established in 2015, The Nunn-Wooten Scouting Fellowship exposes interested and qualified candidates to a career in professional scouting. The program gives participants a unique glimpse into Player Personnel by introducing them to various areas related to college and pro scouting within a club. The fellowship, named in honor of Bill Nunn, longtime personnel director for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and John Wooten, a former NFL player and front-office executive, is part of the NFL's Football Development program under NFL Football Operations.