Miami high school hires female head football coach

Lakatriona 'Bernice' Brunson to coach Jackson Generals

By Jeff Tavss - Executive Producer

MIAMI - History has been made at Miami Jackson Senior High School.

The school announced Monday that they have hired Lakatriona "Bernice" Brunson as its new head football coach, the first female to fill that role in state history.

"As a woman, I'm ready for everyone to judge me because it's a man's field," Brunson said during her introductory media appearance at the school.

Brunson, who was already a physical education teacher at the school, replaces former Miami Hurricanes star Earl Little, who resigned after two seasons at Jackson.

In one of her first moves with the program, Brunson hired rap legend Luther Campbell as an assistant coach.

Brunson may be more familiar as one of the stars of the reality television series, "South Beach Tow." The show, which has is no longer in production, focused on the wild escapades of a Miami Beach towing company.

But Brunson said she's now focused on the task at hand.

"Today is historic," Brunson said. "Not only for Florida but for Miami Jackson."

 

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