Baltimore Nighthawks Staff

Tanya A. Bryan
CEO & Founder

To Our Fans,
Even during the height of COVID-19 crisis, you were here cheering us on. Season 13 was cancelled due to the coronavirus. This was something no one expected and certainly something we could not plan for. Through it all our fans remained supportive and continued to follow us and offer support via our social media platforms. Seeing you in the stands in 2021 was amazing. We were so happy to be back together on the field. We continue to be students of the game of football, and work towards our goal of bringing a World Championship to Baltimore. Through the highs and lows our fans have continued to support us. You have been there in rain, sleet, and snow to cheer us on. You have picked us up after losses and celebrated with us after wins. No matter the score, weather, or other conditions you have shown your love for this team and we thank you for your continued support.

Our 15th season ended with our 1st playoff win in Baltimore Nighthawks history, and our first Conference Championship appearance. Although we did not make it all the way to Canton, we are so thankful to our families, friends, businesses, and fans who supported us all season. The love and support shown as we raised funds to travel to Kentucky was amazing. We are forever grateful.

Season 16 is here, and I am looking forward to an incredible season with the Baltimore Nighthawks. We have some unfinished business. Our goals are clearer than ever. Time to build off last year’s success, and finish the 2023 season in Canton, Ohio. We are ready to celebrate with the Baltimore Nighthawks Nation!


Tanya A. Bryan
CEO & Founder

Game Day Operations:
Carol Bowman
Ronnie Bowman
BJ Jordan
Lydia West

Announcer Michael Bell
Video Bell Family



Medical Services:
Middle River Fire Department
ATC – Jaime Harris
ATC – Heather Kohlbus

Hugh Scott aka HasMat3 Photography
Aleetra Mckay-Filson at Lilimckay Photography

Mission Statement

The Baltimore Nighthawks are proud members of the WFA {Women’s Football Alliance}. The goal of our league is to provide a safe and productive environment that enables women to learn and apply the principles of teamwork, discipline, dedication, and sportsmanship. We facilitate the development of strength and character in everyone that participates.

We are sustained by the efforts of volunteers who display an extraordinary amount of commitment and hard work, ensuring that our league is a positive influence. We also strive to provide a service to our community by providing a healthy outlet for women, opportunities for the community to gather together, and endless hours of entertainment.

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Baltimore Nighthawks Coaching Staff


Head Coach


Asst. Head Coach

Asst. Coach Gloria Curry

Asst. Coach Tanya Finigan

Asst. Coach Leaf

Special Teams Coach Bryan

Baltimore Nighthawks History

The Baltimore Nighthawks was formed in 2007, for the purpose of teaching women in the greater Baltimore area the sport of football. Since then our purpose has grown to attracting talented athletes throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and DC to elevate women’s tackle football to the forefront of women’s sports.

I believe it is important to give women an opportunity to live their gridiron dreams. My aim is to deliver the message that women do belong on the football field. Football is the ultimate team sport. The knowledge, relationships and memories gained by playing this game are priceless. My plans, hopes and ambitions are to bring women’s football to a broader market and represent Baltimore proudly. Being positive examples extends off the football field into the community we live and play in. As a team, we have contributed our time to various charities including Healthcare for the Homeless and Mascots for a Cure. We believe it is important to work with our youth and get them moving and excited about fitness and sports. Many players and coaches work with various youth programs, or go to elementary schools as speakers to promote the importance of sport and education. We were members of the Independent Women’s Football League (IWFL) for nine years. The IWFL was founded in 2000 by a group of women dedicated to making women’s football a viable sport.  In 2010 members of the IWFL represented the United States as Team USA in the inaugural IFAF Women’s World Championship. Team USA won the gold medal and I was happy to be part of that team as Team Manager for the Defense. In 2012 we were the Mid-Atlantic Division Champions. In 2014 we were honored to represent the Eastern Conference in the Founders Bowl. At the start of our 10th season, we joined the WFA (Women’s Football Alliance).  We look forward to our next season and the opportunity to increase the impact of women’s tackle football across the world.