Williamsburg-James City County Schools has posted the name of the new football coach at Jamestown High: Rodney Redd. He was approved by the school board last night as the Eagles new coach.
Redd replaces Lee Williams, who resigned in November. Williams was 8-23 in three seasons as the Eagles coach, 0-10 this past season.
While Williams was hired at age 24 with little coaching experience, Redd comes to Jamestown with 15 seasons of coaching experience and a varied resume according to numerous reports. It includes two stints as a high school head coach, two as a college assistant and two years as an athletic director, in addition to four stops at two high schools as an assistant.
He served this past season as an assistant coach at Albemarle High after a season as the defensive backs coach at Virginia State University. Prior to that, in 2011 and '12, he was the head coach at Monticello High in the Charlottesville area, guiding the Mustangs to a 19-6 record.
A North Carolina State University defensive back and team captain in the late-1990s, Redd began his coaching career several years later as an assistant at Monticello, serving several seasons as defensive coordinator for the Mustangs, who reached the 2003 AA Division 3 state final.
Following a year as an assistant at Western Carolina University, he was athletic director for two years at Magna Vista, a school best known in Bay Rivers District circles for its 25-19 win over Lafayette in the 2014 Group 3A state championship game. He starred as a player for Magna Vista previously.
In between more time as an assistant at Monticello, he was head coach in 2009 at Fluvanna High, going 3-7.