Randolph named new head football coach at T.C.


After a brief retirement, Dennis Randolph is returning to coaching. This week he was named the new head football coach at T. C. Williams High School.

Randolph is well known in Virginia high school football circles, having coached at Lake Br

addock Secondary School, Chantilly High School, Edison High School and, most recently at South Lakes High School. He retired two years ago after 30 years as a teacher in Fairfax County.

I just felt that I needed a change, Randolph said. Also, financially, there really is no incentive to stay on after 30 years. I love working with kids, though, and I found that I really missed that aspect of coaching and teaching.

I am very familiar with T. C. Williams because I have coached against them for many years. When the coaching job came along, I thought it was right for me, Randolph said.

The coaching job at T. C. became available when Greg Sullivan resigned at the end of the 2006 season. We had several applications and a panel interviewed a number of candidates, said Kerry Donley, T. C. Athletic Director. We were all very impressed with Dennis and look forward to having him here at T. C.

Randolph said he is looking forward to meeting his players and getting to know T. C.  I am extremely excited returning to coaching, and the T. C. Williams program is moving in the right direction, and I want to continue its improvement. T.C. has a great tradition and a number of talented athletes. In the coming weeks, I look forward to meeting the returning players and helping them prepare for the upcoming season.

The Titans record was 4-6 in both 2006 and 2005. Randolph hopes to do better next year. Looking at programs from the outside, you always think there are things you can improve, he said. Not to take anything away from Coach Sullivan because he is leaving me with a good foundation. I look forward to building on that and winning more football games next year.