Coach takes team to new heights

Jacob Dicristo, Reporter

Jed Kennedy, the head coach of the Brookfield Central football team, led the team to the 2014-15 season playoffs his first year coaching the team.

“Outside of my wife and kids… football is my #1 passion in life,” said Kennedy. “It was a great group of kids who did everything that was asked of them to do. They accepted the changes we installed without resistance.”

Individuals familiar with Kennedy described him as having great passion and love for the game. Anyone can tell that he loves what he does and will continue to work with his new team to make them better, faster and stronger.

The former head coach of the football team was Jamie Meulemans, whom Coach Kennedy has full respect for. “Coach M. is a great coach and had a great run here…He installed many values that we look to continue to build on,” stated Kennedy.

Coach Kennedy loves his new team, as well as how well they know the game and what they are supposed do. “I love the fact that they love to be coached,” Kennedy said. “They are open to different techniques and styles, and continue to come to practice every day and give their best. They worked extremely hard to qualify for the playoffs, the sixth straight for the program”.

Next season, the team will lose a few graduating seniors, but according to coach Kennedy, they will “return with pretty much everybody…17 of 22 starters. The expectations are high for the program.” By only losing four starters next season, Jed Kennedy has confidence that the team will still pull through to the playoffs.

Jamie Meulemans says, “[Kennedy] is an outstanding coach.  He had led teams into the playoffs in the past, with Kenosha Bradford.” Meulemans has no doubt in his mind that next season Kennedy will lead the team to a successful season. In his eyes, Kennedy is moving the team to new heights.