Maia Chaka is the first Black woman to ever be named to the NFL’s officiating staff. NFL’s official Twitter handle tweeted regarding the same,
History made during #WomensHistoryMonth.
— NFL (@NFL) March 5, 2021
Maia Chaka Career Biography
Apart from being added to the NFL roster of game officials for the 2021 season, Chaka is a Health & Physical Education teacher at Virginia Beach City Public Schools.
Chaka entered the NFL after an outstanding collegiate officiating career, including stints in the Pac-12 Conference and Conference USA. Talking of Maia’s entry into NFL as an official Sr., NFL executive vice president of football operations, Troy Vincent, said,
Maia’s years of hard work, dedication and perseverance – including as part of the NFL Officiating Development Program – have earned her a position as an NFL official
Chaka herself talked of her achievement stating,
“I am honored to be selected as an NFL official, But this moment is bigger than a personal accomplishment. It is an accomplishment for all women, my community, and my culture.”
In 2014, Chaka was selected for the NFL’s Officiating Development Program, which identifies top collegiate officiating talent to expose them to some of the same experiences as NFL officials, working to determine if they have the ability to succeed as an NFL official.
Maia Chaka Education
We already know that Maia comes from a family that values education. Maia attended Norfolk State University for her education. And then went on to become a Health & Physical Education teacher herself in Virginia Beach City Public Schools.
Maia Chaka Age, Birthday, Family, Ethnicity
Talking of Maia Chaka’s age, she is 38 years old now. Maia will soon celebrate her 39th birthday on 18th April 2021. It was back in 1982 when Maia’s parents, mother, Terry, and father Geral welcomed Maya to this world.
Also in her family, Maia has a younger brother named Anwar Chaka. Anwar is 36 years of age now and had attended Wilson Magnet High School. Maia’s mother, Terry, on the other hand, is 72 years old and she attended SUNY Buffalo State College.
Chaka’s father, Gerald, who turned 74 last year, is a source of inspiration for her. Talking highly of her dad, Chaka once penned a beautiful note for him,
Thank you for giving me the best parts of you. The hustler’s ambition, a fearless takeover mentality, the passion for equality, and unconditional love for my people and community. The life skills and resilience that you gave me as a young child now resonates with me as an adult. I now understand the madness of your genius.
Quick Wiki Facts and Information on Maia Chaka
|Full Name / Real Name||Maia Mashariki Chaka|
|Birthday / Date of Birth||April 18, 1982|
|Family (Parents, Siblings)||Mother: Terry L Chaka, Father: Gerald Chaka, Brother: Anwar Chaka|
|Profession||NFL’s officiating staff|
|Education (High School / College / University)||Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Norfolk State University|
|Children (Son, Daughter)||None|
|Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)||Twitter, Instagram|
|Height in Feet||5 ft 6 in|
|Height in Meter||1.67 meters|