Kennedy picks Scot Kinder as its new football coach

Dakota Ridge Kennedy football

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John F. Kennedy recently named Scot Kinder its new football coach, athletic director Nestor Bravo confirmed on Friday.

Kinder has been an assistant at the school for the past seven years, and is also one of the Commanders' ROTC instructors.

Kinder will take over a team that was 4-6 in 2017 while playing in Class 3A. The Commanders will again be 3A under the new football alignment, playing in a league with DPS foes George Washington and Lincoln, as well as Evergreen, Conifer and Green Mountain.

The new coach takes over for Rich Martinez, who led Kennedy from 2008-2017. His team were 42-42 in his 10 seasons, including an 11-1 campaign in 2011.

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