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Edison, Jefferson Name Football Coaches

Edison, which has recorded a 89-28 football record the past decade, has chosen Falls Church’s Anthony Parker as its new coach, replacing Vaughn Lewis, who stepped down after the 2009 season.

And in other coaching news, former Jefferson coach Ken Kincaid will return for his second stint with the Colonials.

Parker has coached at Falls Church — like Edison, a National District school — for the past eight seasons, compiling a 29-51 record. The Jaguars’ best season under Parker was in 2005, when they went 6-4. At the time, it was their second winning season in 25 years. Last year’s team went 5-5.

Edison reached the Virginia AAA Northern Region Division 5 championship every season from 2004 to 2008, winning in 2006, and losing to Phoebus in the state final that year. Stone Bridge eliminated the Eagles in three of the other seasons. Edison went 7-4 in 2009.

“I hope to continue the tradition that they’ve had,” Parker said. “I’ve felt over the years when we played them that the style of offense and defense that we run would fit the athletes they have there. So when the job opened up, it seemed like a good opportunity to me.”

Specifically, Parker was referring to a spread offense and an attacking defense that relies on speed. Edison had 37 seniors on its 53-man roster last fall.

“A rebuilding year for Edison is about 6-4,” Parker joked. “I just want to keep that going and keep the kids out and the enthusiasm in the community.”

In taking over at Jefferson, Kincaid will lead the program that he also coached for three years ending in 2000, which at the time was his third head coaching stint in Fairfax County.

Kincaid’s teams went 15-14 at Chantilly from 2001-03, 16-14 at Jefferson from 1998-2000 and 11-19 at Woodson from 1992-94.

In recent years, Kincaid has been an analyst for local high school football broadcasts.

“We are very excited to have him back,” Jefferson assistant athletic director Rusty Hodges said. “He basically said his fondest memories of coaching were here at Jefferson, and that’s testimony to the players and the school.”

Jefferson went 7-34 the past four seasons under Tim Puvogel.

By Preston Williams  |  January 13, 2010; 5:48 PM ET
Categories:  AAA Liberty District , AAA National District , Edison , Falls Church , Football , Northern Region  
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