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Natalie Randolph's Coaching Debut At Coolidge High School

In many ways, the football game that most of us will be watching tonight is meaningless. Even if one team runs away with the game, or one player puts in a dominant performance, the preseason game between the Redskins and Jets will probably never be called "historic".

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But there is another football game to watch tonight. It will take place at 7:00 at Calvin Coolidge High School in D.C. And it will feature Natalie Randolph, the first ever woman to coach a high school football team in the District.

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She has plenty of football experience. Afterall, she played as a wide receiver with the D.C. Divas for a year. But the decision to name a female as head coach was still a no-brainer according to Derrick Mickels, a member of the hiring committee who spoke to Parade Magazine this weekend.

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"All the other candidates were selling themselves, and Natalie was the only one who talked about the students and what she'd do for them ... We were like, hands-down, she's the choice. She's the real deal."
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The real deal, eh? We certainly hope so. But we'll find out for sure tonight as Coolidge makes their season debut against Archbishop Carroll.

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