Coach of the Week: Natalie Randolph

It's About Time!

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.

The Colts are led by Randolph, one of the few women in the U.S. ever to coach a boys' varsity football team.

In March, the selection of Randolph, a biology teacher and former college track star and pro women's football player, as head coach kicked off a frenzy of attention and merited a press conference with D.C. mayor Adrian Fenty, who declared March 12"Natalie Randolph Day." (Parade Mag)

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.


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.