According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, one of Wisconsin’s top high school football coaches will be joining the new Enterprise High School coaching staff.
Jed Kennedy has resigned as head coach at Brookfield Central High School in Wisconsin to become the defensive coordinator at Enterprise, joining new Wildcats’ head coach Rick Darlington.
Darlington was hired last week at Enterprise to fill its vacancy after he won three state championships at Apopka, Florida. He also had success at Valdosta, Georgia.
Kennedy told his Brookfield Central players on Monday afternoon.
In the article by Mark Stewart of the Journal Sentinel, Darlington said he and Kennedy have been friends for 20 years and had always wanted to work together. Darlington said it had to be a “dream-type job for this to happen.”
Kennedy’s first official day at Enterprise will be Jan. 3.
Kennedy said the appeal of coming to Alabama was to coach in “some of the most competitive football in the country.”
At Brookfield Central, Kennedy had a five-year record of 49-12 with two state runner-up finishes. He has also been head coach at Edgewater, Florida and at Wisconsin schools Pulaski and Kenosha Bradford, the later at which he won a state championship with an undefeated record in 2011. He has coached NFL players Melvin Gordon of the Los Angeles Chargers and Trae Waynes of the Minnesota Vikings.