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Lakatriona Brunson is a bit of a local celebrity in Miami for her role as Bernice on the TruTV series South Beach Tow. Cheap Nike Air Max Shoes Free Shipping . But theres another reason for her Florida fame.Earlier this year, Brunson became the first female high school head football coach in the state when she was named to the role at Miami Jackson.While her hiring was met with a mixture of fanfare and resistance, her players were quick to buy in to Coach B and her style, using the naysayers as motivation.The first play of the game, [the other team will] line up and say [Brunson] doesnt know what shes doing, offensive lineman Donte Morris said. The first time I heard that it added fuel to my fire. You trash talk her, Im gonna bust you in the mouth, and me and my female football coach are gonna beat you all.Despite the unwavering loyalty from her players, they havent exactly had a dream season. After only a few games, half of Brunsons coaching staff -- including assistant head coach Luther Campbell of 2 Live Crew fame -- quit unexpectedly. The team was left with a skeleton coaching staff for the remainder of the season and finished 3-7.A lot of people dont think a woman can coach this sport, Brunson said. My first year has been tough, I can tell you that. It aint no Cinderella story.Despite the ups and downs, Brunson -- who spent eight years playing professionally in the Independent Womens Football League -- has tried to be a positive figure for her players both on and off the field. From encouraging them to do well in school as a means to better lives, to teaching them to respect women, Brunson knows shes in a unique and important position.Im like doing this for a million women out there who probably want to be in my shoes, even 10 million men who want to be in my shoes, she says. So I have to stay firm and stay strong and make it happen. I want to build a program here at Miami Jackson, and I want to go somewhere else and go higher and higher.I just dont want to let people down. Though she coaches the all-male football team, coach Lakatriona Bronsons office is in the girls locker room. Thankfully, that means team managers Lakima James and Jada Graham are able to help carry equipment to the field. Before becoming head coach at Miami Jackson, the only organized football coaching experience that Brunson -- or Coach B as her players call her -- had was in girls flag football at the middle and high school levels. When she was hired into her current role, she was just as shocked as anyone. Its a mans sport, you know, she says. Theres a lot of guys that probably were qualified who could have had the job with more coaching experience. Cornerback Anthony Lloyd warms up with the rest of his team before their second game of the season, against Booker T. Washington. It rained steadily for most of the game against Booker T. Washington, but it didnt stop Coach Bs intensity. She yells from the sidelines as her team marches down the field. Miami Jackson ultimately prevailed 12-9 and secured Brunsons and the teams first victory of the season. Coach B and defensive end Eric Mateo walk off the bus after arriving back to Miami Jackson from their win at Booker T. Washington. She wants to win as bad as we do. We respect her the same way we respect our mother, Mateo says of Coach B, who doesnt have any children of her own. Coach Bs players have overwhelmingly enjoyed their time playing for her. She keeps me up and tells me when Im doing wrong, quarterback Terrence Craig Jr. says. When I do good, she tells me Im doing good. Thats what I like about her. She really has faith in you. Coach B demonstrates the proper technique in hitting the football sled to guard Jacob Cato -- something he appreciates. She shows a lot of leadership with us, he said. She makes sure we do what were supposed to do in the classroom and on the field. Coach B played professionally for eight years for the Miami Fury in the Independent Womens Football League. She was a three-time all-star, playing defensive tackle, left tackle, fullback, linebacker, wherever they needed me, she says. Besides football, Coach B stresses the importance of education to her players. This football thing, to some of them, its life or death, she said. Thats why you have to put something else on their table like knowing that if I get an education and I go and play football now Im getting a two for one. Im getting an education, and Im doing something I love. In a rare moment without her signature sunglasses, Coach B cant hide her displeasure with her team during its game against Cardinal Gibbons High School. Coach B shakes hands and congratulates the coaches at Cardinal Gibbons after her teams 36-7 loss. While she at first faced doubt from other players, parents and even referees, she says her local community has since been supportive. All the local guys, I know these guys before football, I know them outside of football, they call me and ask, Anything you need coach? Those are the people I play, so to see them welcome me in, its been great. Coach B watches members of her team work out in the weight room. If youre building a program, theres not one single day you can slack up on them, she said. Making sure theyre doing other things and not getting in trouble, coming to school on time, and keeping their grades up, thats year round. Coach B talks to her team after what she calls a Black Monday practice -- because the players practice and run until they black out. She is dedicated to helping as many of her players as possible to use football as a means to getting an education, a college scholarship and breaking out of the cycle of violence in Miami. Theres so much killing going on, Ive had two kids this year that have been shot, she says. My whole thing about this sport is you can teach a kid how to play football any day. Getting them to the next level is in that classroom. It aint got nothing to do with whats on the field. Coach B goes over a play with defensive tackle Renaldo Flowers Jr. and quarterbacks coach Tywane Stevens. Despite being indoors, she still wears her trademark sunglasses. Behind my shades I can be me, she said. My facial expressions sometimes give me away. I dont like nobody to see what Im looking at. Ill be looking at everything, Im very observant. I keep my shades on and I see everything. The Generals, with a record of 1-4, hoist their helmets in the air at the end of the national anthem before a game against rival Miami Central, their sixth of the season. Coach B tries to encourage her exhausted team at halftime of the Miami Central game. While the Generals would go on to lose 48-6, Coach B would not let the outcome bring her down. The losses that weve had, its hard for anyone to take those, linebacker coach Quan Chess said. If she can roll with the punches as a woman, and Im not saying that to demean her as a woman, but I think I can swallow my pride and roll with the punches too and follow her lead. Most of Coach Bs peers have been supportive of her. Before her teams game against Stranahan, referee Teddy Brown drops to his knee and held her hand while saying, Its an honor, Coach, your reputation precedes you. When later asked about his actions, he explained simply, I love to see a woman dominate in a mans world. All year weve been through a lot and now I finally feel like these kids are coming together. Its late in the game, but you finally feel some kind of ownership that the kids are having, and theyre enjoying themselves, Coach B said. Defensive tackle Renaldo Flowers Jr., center left, and running back Nakia Robinson, both seniors, are named to the homecoming court during a pep rally before their game against Coconut Creek. Coach B shows off her relaxed side during the homecoming rally as she dances with her cousin Lakeysha Broussard, a math and business teacher at Miami Jackson. Right now I feel like were at a good point and I want to go out with a bang this season, Coach B said. Named Mr. Miami Jackson during the pep rally, Renaldo Flowers Jr. escorts Veronica Orelus, the recipient of the Miss Miami Jackson title, down the 50-yard line. Throughout the season, Coach B has taught her players how to properly treat women: Youve got me telling them how to treat women, how to respect women, how to deal with women, how women are, how to do this how to do that, she says. A lot of young men in our program dont have fathers in their lives, so oddly enough she does bridge that gap between a boy becoming a man, linebacker coach Quan Chess says. I think they have learned a lot about respecting women. When you look at other programs, theyre not as sensitive as we are towards women. We dont have the same problems as other programs, and I think Coach B has a lot to do with that. Miami Jackson had no problems handling Coconut Creek and ultimately won their homecoming game in a 43-0 rout. Drummer Arthoner Shine and the Miami Jackson marching band try to hype up the crowd during the teams final game of the season against Miami Northwestern. Coach B, quarterback coach Tywane Stevens and running back coach Fitzgerald Hardwick try to keep the team focused in its last game of 2016. Coach B says lessons in understanding the opposite sex have gone both ways during the football season. I never knew these guys were so emotional. Theyre like emotional creatures, she says. Most men wont think about it because theyre told theyve got to be tough. Youve got to watch what you say to them, around them, about them. Though the Generals lost their final game to Miami Northwestern 18-6, Coach B still has a lot to smile about as she walks of the field with Miami Jackson principal Carlos Rios. With her first season complete, shes proud but also knows theres much she can improve upon. Im trying to learn everything that I can, she said. Im a sponge. I watch everything. If I dont know how to do something, Im gonna learn it. I would love to build this program from the ground, you know and let it be all mine, let it have my identity. Coach B is met by her family, including her mom, cousins and aunts, after the final game of the season. A lot of people were making fun of Jackson on social media and saying, Jackson is going to be a joke this year, but we just had to come out and play, offensive guard Jacob Cato says. After the final game, Coach B collects helmets from her players and puts them away in the uniform room. While she has enjoyed the season, she reflects that she has had some difficulty finding time for herself. They call me on a weekend like Im their wife or something, she joked. I try to spend time with them, because a lot of them outside of that, they dont have nobody to spend time with them. Wide receiver Seven Fleurimond hugs Coach B in the locker room after the seasons last game. Coaching to the end, coaching these kids up, and being there and fighting with them, thats more than enough for me, she says. Wholesale Nike Air Max Shoes . John Lucas, signed as a mentor for rookie Trey Burke, showed he can score if required, scoring 12 points of his 16 points in the second quarter as Utah built an 18-point lead. Cheap Womens Nike Air Max Shoes . 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I had an offer, but it was not a good enough offer that I could take it.It was more the feeling of commitment from Renaults side [that made up my mind]. If they had committed to a longer contract then I would have probably looked at it much more seriously.It was more the feeling of them not committing, offering the drive to so many others and I think at one point the pope had an offer! It was a bit messy, so its better for me to leave.Renault had been in talks with several drivers about a 2017 drive, including Sergio Perez and Carlos Sainz. After failing to reach agreements to lure Perez and Sainz away from their respective teams, it announced the Hulkenberg deal whiile Magnussen and Palmer were left waiting to hear about their future. Discount Nike Air Max Shoes. It really is a lot about the feeling I had with the management here, Magnussen added. If I felt more commitment and decisiveness it would maybe have been different, but Im happy the way it turned out at the end of the day.They didnt even tell me they were offering [the seat to other drivers]. More openness would have been good as well.Sometimes its a bit difficult to know who is actually in charge here and who will make a decision. But that doesnt matter now and its in the past.It is how it is and I have enjoyed my season with the team and I think it really is a great team. I love the people here and they have all been so friendly and they are very good as well, and Im sure if they get the resources and the structure in place they can do the job.So there is sadness with leaving the team as well, Im going to miss a lot of the people here. Hopefully we can keep in touch and luckily we will be in the same paddock next year. Its not all bad. ' ' '