November 03, 2011
Coach Natalie Randolph of Coolidge High School named the Redskins High School Coach of the Week
The Redskins High School Coach of the Week program is designed to recognize and reward excellence in high school football coaching.
Today, the Washington Redskins named head football coach Natalie Randolph of Coolidge High School in Washington, DC the Redskins High School Coach of the Week for the week of November 1, 2011.
Coach Randolph enters her second season at Coolidge High School. During this time, she has won Eastern Board of Officials Coach of the Year in 2010, Pigskin Club of Washington Coach of the Year in 2010, DCIAA West Division Coach of the Year in 2010, and the House of Representatives Women’s History Month Honor.
The Colts are currently 7-1 on the season and ranked 8th in the Maxpreps poll for the District of Columbia.
“Coach Randolph supports and cares about the whole student-athlete. 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” says Coolidge Athletic Director Keino Wilson.
Currently her football team has an average GPA of 2.81. During the 2010 season, the team had 19 student-athletes selected for the honor roll and all seniors on the team were admitted to colleges and universities.
Off the field, Randolph speaks regularly to community and school programs to motivate coaches, athletes, and young women. She also serves on the advisory board for “Team Up for Youth”, which is a nonprofit organization supporting young women in sports. As a team, the players volunteer at local little league programs, participate in a community breast cancer awareness campaign, and serve as mentors at local middle schools.
Each week during the 2011 high school football season, the Redskins will select one area high school head coach as the Redskins High School Coach of the Week. The selection is based on the coach's continuing commitment towards promoting youth football, developing motivated student-athletes, his/her overall community involvement and overall team performance and record.
Each of the coaches chosen throughout the high school season will receive a $1,000 donation from the NFL Youth Football Fund to their football program and a framed certificate signed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan and Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen