D.C. High School Hires Woman Football Coach

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The Washington Post reports that a high school in D.C.  has hired a woman as head coach of its varsity football team. Natalie Randolph, 29, has played women’s professional football for five seasons and served as an assistant coach to another D.C. high school for two seasons. She was officially introduced at a press conference earlier today, where some of her fellow faculty showed their support by wearing t-shirts featuring Randolph’s face and the tagline, “You play like a girl.”

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Catherine is an assistant features editor at Hyphen magazine and a first year student at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. She interned at Ms. in the spring of 2010, and has since reported on the gendered impact of immigration enforcement in Arizona, the rights of health care workers in the Philippines and indigenous women's struggle against Big Oil in Canada. She has a B.A. in English and a minor in Women & Gender Studies from Arizona State University.