Miami Jackson High hiring state's first female head coach

Miami Jackson High is set to name Lakatriona Brunson as its varsity head football coach, becoming the first high school in state history to do so, and will add 2 Live Crew founder Luther Campbell as its defensive coordinator.

While Campbell has experience as a coordinator at other area high schools, however, Brunson's hire is ground-breaking.

"At first I thought 'this [expletive] might be crazy because I take football real serious," Campbell said, according to the Miami Herald. "But after a conversation with her, I said, 'Naw she knows her football. She's on point. I don't take this as a joke. I didn't want to be a part of no circus.'"

Speaking of circuses, Brunson is no stranger to attention.

She stars in the truTV reality series "South Beach Tow," which follows Tremont Towing, for which Brunson has worked as a manager and driver, according to the report. Brunson is also a physical education teacher at Jackson.

Last summer, Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians hired Jen Welter as the NFL's first female assistant coach. In January, the Buffalo Bills hired Kathryn Smith to be the team's quality control-special teams coach, the first full-time coaching job for a woman in the NFL.

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