Natalie Randolph Welcomed As DC (Men's) Football Coach

RedTracker| Natalie Randolph, a Coolidge High School science teacher and former professional football player, will become its new varsity football coach today.

In a move that’s historic, but not the first, Randolph, a former wide receiver for the D.C. Divas women’s pro football team and a standout sprinter and hurdler at the University of Virginia, has previous experience coaching boys, having been an assistant football coach for Washington’s HD Woodson High School in 2006 and 2007.

The word is that the guys are thrilled to be getting someone with Randolph’s experience.

In a story about Randolph’s hiring Thursday, The Washington Post reported that another Washington teacher, Wanda Oates, was named head football coach at a different D.C. high school in 1985. But she was removed a day later after coaches who didn’t want to coach against her pressured the school district, the Post reported. via CNN