New coach for Kennedy

Damian Mackey, the first-year football coach of John F. Kennedy-Fremont, is leaving the high school to take an administrative position and will not be the head coach of the Titans next season, he said Thursday.
“I had a lot of conversations with Mr. (Thomas) Hanson (Kennedy’s principal) at Kennedy. We both came to the conclusion that if I was going in this direction, this would be the best way to go,” Mackey said.
Mackey, who taught geometry at Kennedy, is now an administrator at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in Hayward. He said he will be a volunteer coach for the Titans next season.
Kennedy athletic director John Webb said longtime assistant Dave Damewood is the interim head coach.
The Titans had a 2011 record of 2-8 overall and 2-4 in MVAL play. Mackey was the second head varsity football coach in Kennedy’s history. Pete Michaletos coached for 46 seasons before retiring after the 2010 season.

Phil Jensen

  • hssportsfan

    Wow that sucks, not being able to keep things going, but its always good to get a good job! I am sure they will find a suitable replacment!

  • Monarch Pride

    Thats good for Mr. Mackey. I just hope him being back on the King campus doesnt influence more Mt.Eden/Tennyson kids to go to Kennedy.

  • when Bal beat Kennedy that was the beginning of the end. everyone knows Bal’s got soul!

  • Kennedy receiver Walker might have picked UCLA cause of track also. The Bruins let their football players run track, the Bears don’t. Walker vs. Barton in the state finals high hurdles in June, can’t wait.

  • ManDown

    Congratulations to all the football players that signed athletic scholarships this past week. There were some surprises but it was great to hear and see kids enjoying this fun time. Bay Area football teams always seem to have a great deal of players signing away to colleges every year. Thats something to be proud of as a coach, fan, or parents because at the end of the day thats what we want our kids to do.

  • Balboa put a human chain around the school in the ’80’s. They used to beat up SI in track in the ’70’s and beat BHS in the early ’70’s with a super big track team.
    They got their work outs chasing the muni’s in the city and jumping on the back of the bus bumpers to cut workouts when coaches weren’t around. Heard their coach White was a drill sargent and the white boy ran 9.5 in college back in his day.