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Jefferson High School head football coach


​A football coach with extensive experience in community college athletics will take over as Jefferson High School's head football coach for the 2015-16 school year, pending board approval. Ken DuBose most recently worked as the assistant head football coach for the College of DuPage. He also has coaching experience at Harper College and Rock Valley College.

One of the many exciting things about DuBose is his knowledge of Rockford, said Mat Parker, Director of Athletic Activities & Program Development. He worked at Rock Valley College and Rockford College (now Rockford University), and he will be a positive role model for Jefferson students. "He's an accomplished football coach and recruiter who understands what it takes to play at the next level, both academically and in football," Parker said.

DuBose was selected after a nearly four-month search to find the best fit for this position. The process included Jefferson students/players, coaches, teachers, Booster Club representatives and administrators. "I'm excited about Jefferson and 205, and I'm looking forward to being a part of the growth there," DuBose said. The School Board is expected to vote on his appointment later this month. 

Coaching Experience:

  • Assistant Head Coach, College of DuPage, 2011-2015
  • Defensive Line Coach and Recruiting Coordinator, Harper College, 2009-2011
  • Freshmen Head Coach, Palatine High School South Campus, 2005-2008
  • Offensive Line Coach, Harper College, 2001-2004
  • Volunteer Offensive Assistant, Rockford College, 2000
  • Running backs Coach, William Penn University, 1999-2000
  • Recruiting Coordinator Receivers Coach, Rock Valley College, 1995-19​99