Lacrosse coach extraordinaire, nationally renown high school coach, two-time Washington Post Coach of the Year, Potomac Chapter “Man of the Year,” two-time Alexandria Sportsman Club Coach of the Year, US Lacrosse/Virginia Chapter Hall of Fame inductee, charter board member of US Lacrosse/Potomac Chapter, Spirit of Tewaaraton honoree, frequent volunteer speaker and pioneer of girls’ and youth lacrosse in the DC metro area.
Kathy Jenkins is truly one of the metro DC area’s lacrosse treasures. Her coaching in the sport ranks her among the nation’s elite. Kathy began her career as the varsity head coach at St. Agnes (currently St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes) School in Alexandria, VA in 1975. Since then, she has compiled a remarkable record of 404 wins, 38 losses, and 9 ties.
Her modesty and unassuming manner might lead one to overlook her competitive desire and the remarkable success she has achieved over the past 29 lacrosse seasons. Kathy’s teams have won the Independent School League tournament every year except two since 1986, and they have been regular season league champions every year except two since 1988. They won the Virginia state tournament the only year they were allowed to participate in it. Her teams have ranked nationally in the top 10 every year since 1996. They were ranked #1 in 1997 and #2 in 2003.
Kathy has coached a mid-Atlantic high school team at the National Tournament every year since 1994, and she has won the national championship with many of those teams. She has been the regional director for the High School trials, as well as serving as the mid-Atlantic regional representative on the HS Coaches Council of US Lacrosse.
Kathy still finds time to give back in other ways. She has served on the boards of US Lacrosse, AllLacrosseAmerica.com, and the Tewaaraton Trophy Award Foundation. In her spare time, she directs two local lacrosse camps and a youth club team. She is a frequent speaker at youth and coaching clinics.
Kathy’s family has shared the passion of the game as well. She and her husband, Henry, have four children, all who have played lacrosse. Ande played at Washington and Lee, Sarah, Molly, and Peter.