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New football coach at O'Connell

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Kenneth Lucas has been named head football coach at Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington. Previously, Lucas served as director of football operations, special teams coordinator and position coach at Howard University in Washington.


Prior to Howard, he was assistant head coach at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Md., for two seasons, and head coach at Gonzaga College High School in Washington for six seasons.


“Coach Lucas is a proven winner,” said O’Connell Athletic Director Joe Wootten. “He is committed to building positive relationships with his players. We feel he fits in perfectly with the mission-driven approach of O’Connell’s athletic department.”


“I am humbled and honored to have been offered the opportunity to lead Bishop O’Connell’s football program,” said Lucas. “I am excited to play a small part in the maturation and personal growth of student-athletes and others on campus.”


Lucas has won three consecutive Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) championship games and was named WCAC Coach of the Year twice. He has a bachelor of science from the University of Delaware in Newark and a master’s from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. In addition to coaching, Lucas will also serve as co-director of student life at O’Connell.


© Arlington Catholic Herald 2019