Kadale Jenkins has been described as a leader and a great role model in his community, and those traits - among others - helped Jenkins become the winner of the first Falcons coach of the week award presented for the 2022 season.
Jenkins, from Jordan Vocational High School in Columbus, topped two other nominees in voting that recognizes on and off-the-field accomplishments of high school coaches and educators in the state. Jenkins was also described by his nominator as someone who ‘pushes academics over athletics at all times’ and has helped to spark interest in a program that hasn’t enjoyed much on the field success in nearly 30 years.
As part of the Coach of the Week program, presented by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the NFL and Atlanta Falcons will recognize ten (10) head high school varsity tackle and girls flag football coaches across the states of Georgia and Alabama for their hard work and dedication to making a difference in student-athletes lives on and off the field.
Each winning head coach will receive a $1,000 grant for their football program, a commemorative Atlanta Falcons item and recognition from the Atlanta Falcons and AJC at a game this season. To nominate a deserving head coach, visit AtlantaFalcons.com/coachoftheweek.