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A football coach moving from the broadcast booth to the field is commonplace in college and the NFL. Not so much in high school, but that is the move that new Jefferson Coach Ken Kincaid has made in taking over the Colonials this week.

Kincaid will return for his second stint with Jefferson; he also has been head coach at W.T. Woodson and Chantilly. He got the urge to return to coaching in part from his experience of covering football for local sports outlet Gameday.

“It’s healthy watching and being able to think about so many different things from covering every team in the region the last few years,” Kincaid said. “It makes you think about things you can make work, as opposed to things you didn’t do as good a job with as you wish you would have.

“Just sitting there doing this color analysis the last several years on Friday nights — you can’t say you don’t get the itch.”

Jefferson has gone 7-34 the past four years. During Kincaid’s first stint there, from 1998 to 2000, the Colonials went 16-14. Being a science and technology school, the players face a more demanding course load and travel from all across Northern Virginia to attend the school.

“These are some very disciplined, dedicated young men,” said Kincaid, who teaches social sciences at Chantilly. “Their lifestyles show that. We’re not afraid to try to be very multiple on offense or defense. These guys, they get it, and they get it real quick.”

With Jefferson and Edison filling their coaching vacancies this week, and with Eric Henderson resigning and then rescinding his resignation at West Potomac last month, the only remaining jobs open are at Mount Vernon and Falls Church.

As posted Wednesday, Anthony Parker left Falls Church to take over at Edison.

By Preston Williams  |  January 14, 2010; 2:54 PM ET
Categories:  AAA Liberty District , Football , Jefferson  
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