Coolidge High’s Randolph earns coveted award

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(NNPA)—Coolidge Colts football coach Natalie Randolph made headlines last season when she was introduced as the first female high school boy’s football coach in over 25 years. Despite achieving marginal success in her inaugural campaign, Randolph still drew heavy media attention.

One season later, Randolph has her Colts atop the District of Columbia Interscholastic Athletic Association standings with a 7-1 record, a feat that earned her the Washington Redskins High School Coach of the Week award. Randolph received the award for the week of Nov. 1.

“Coach Randolph supports and cares about the whole student-athlete,” Coolidge Athletic Director Keino Wilson said in a statement. “She pays as much attention to their academic, physical, and emotional health as she does to their performance on the field. She organizes effective, consistent support systems to ensure that all students have the tutoring, counseling, and other interventions they need to be complete healthy adolescents.”

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