Miami Jackson High made history Monday by announcing Lakatriona Brunson as the first female high school football head coach in Florida.
But hiring Brunson, who moonlights as a reality TV character, wasn’t the only celebrity addition. The Generals also named former rapper Luther Campbell as the team’s defensive coordinator.
Miami Jackson High’s new head football coach Lakatriona Brunson walks from the podium after addressing the media about being named the first female head football coach in the state’s history. Coach Brunson, a star on the TV show “South Beach Tow,” is followed by of the stage by her assistant coach Luther Campbell on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. PATRICK FARRELL pfarrell
“Today is historic for not only Florida, but Miami Jackson,” Brunson said. “When [former coach Earl Little] stepped down, I took a look at [the job] like, ‘Why can’t I do it?’ ”