Jones High School’s head football coach Kevin Lewis confirmed with News965 that they have welcomed their new female football coach, Acoreous Lewis.
Acoreous Lewis is an FSU graduate who teaches English at Jones High School.
Except English isn't the only topic she teaches, as she's also a football coach that's been working with the school's offensive and defensive linemen.
"I love sports and I always wanted to be involved with sports...so I end up finding out who the head coach was at Jones High School, and I told him I was interested in coaching football."
Lewis ended up getting the coaching job, but not without raising a few eyebrows.
"He [the coach] was shocked at first but very welcoming, and open and very excited for me to coach football."
Lewis isn't the first female to be involved with football, as there have been female high school football players before.
Coaching however is a completely different matter.
I've looked for records indicating if there have been female high school football coaches before in Florida, and so far I've come up empty.
If that's true, then that would make Lewis the first female high school football coach in the state of Florida.
But to Lewis, this coaching position isn't just a score for her, but for women everywhere.
"I really feel like I'm breaking a barrier for women."
Although Lewis doesn't want to end her football coaching career at the high school level.
"One thing I think that is going to be challenging is my pursuit to coach football at a higher level...not as many people would be as accepting to a female coaching football."
Football season doesn't return until the beginning of fall, so Lewis has been working with the offensive and defensive linemen for their upcoming spring game versus Lake Minneola.
“I love the coaches I coach with, and I love the enthusiasm about coaching football."
Kickoff against Lake Minneola is 7 pm, on May 21st.