Natalie Randolph, a former WR coach and player for an all-women's football league was introduced today as the HS football head coach at Coolidge High School in Washington D.C..
"I can do it," she said. "I'm qualified. I played the game. I know the kids. I love the kids."
And with those thoughts in her mind, Randolph, 29, walked into room 134 at Coolidge on Friday afternoon to the applause of family and former teammates, hoots and hollers from students, and flashbulbs from a throng of media and proudly took over as the Colts' next football coach, joining just a handful of women nationally who have ever held the position.
The mayor of D.C., Adrian Fenty was there to introduce her and opened with this statement: "Natalie Randolph, like all the head coaches who preceded her . . . is being honored because she's the best person for this job."
Good luck to Ms. Randolph in her new coaching career.