St. Augustine High School announced today that assistant football coach Kenneth Dorsey Jr. has been named interim head football coach for the remainder of the 2019 football season. He replaces Nathaniel Jones who will no longer coach at the school.
“Following a review of our football program, we have decided to go in a new direction,” said Dr. Kenneth St. Charles, president and CEO of St. Augustine High School. “We thank Coach Jones for his contributions and service to St. Augustine and our football team. We are confident that Coach Dorsey and the remaining coaches on staff are committed to serving the scholar-athletes in our football program through this period of transition.”
Dorsey is in his fifth overall season on the St. Augustine coaching staff. Prior to his newly appointed role as interim head coach, Dorsey served as the assistant head coach and defensive coordinator.
“It is an honor to have the opportunity to be a mentor to our team in this new role,” Dorsey said. “I have confidence that I will validate the trust that Dr. St. Charles and Principal DeBose have placed in me. The staff and I will work to make our students, alumni and fans across the country proud of St. Augustine and Purple Knight football.”
A native of New Orleans, Dorsey attended John Curtis Christian High School and later graduated from Homewood High School in Alabama. He began his college football career on a full athletic scholarship at the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2007, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with a minor in sociology.