Boys Varsity Football · Jones named new Head Coach


The administration and athletic department of Henry E. Lackey High School is excited to announce that after an extensive nationwide search, where we received 32 applicants from seven different states, and reviewing all applicants and interviewing several of them; we are proud to say that the best applicant was found right here at home. The next head football coach of Henry E. Lackey High School is Jimari Jones.  Mr. Jones has been a certified PE teacher with Henry E. Lackey High School for the past 11 years. During that time he has been an assistant football coach for all 11 years where he has held different titles such as head freshman coach, head JV coach, defensive coordinator, and most recently offensive coordinator. Coach Jones also played football at the college level at Hampton University where he graduated with honors in 2008. Mr. Jones also brings a wealth of championship experience from the track and field, as he has been the head track and field coach for Henry E. Lackey High School for the past five years. During that time, he has won 3 outdoor MPSSAA state championships, 1 indoor MPSSAA state championship, 11 MPSSAA regional championships, and 9 SMAC indoor and outdoor track championships. He has been named SMAC “Coach of the Year” for track 6 times by his peers and the conference. Jones was also names the “All-Met Coach of the Year” by the Washington Post in 2018. It is with this experience and championship pedigree that coach Jones looks to continue to improve upon the great legacy of Henry E. Lackey Football. Mr. Jones’ mission “for the Henry E. Lackey football family, a group of talented student-athletes, passionate coaches, invested teachers, and proud community members is to prepare for excellence in the classroom, the field and life, through a holistic approach to teaching, mentoring and coaching.” Coach Jones plans to hold a student-athlete and parent meeting in the near future to discuss with all students interested in playing football and their parents his vision and plan moving forward.