Kennedy High has enjoyed a professional touch for several years.
Dion Lambert, the defensive coordinator, is a former NFL defensive back and line coach Akili Calhoun played in three professional leagues as a defensive tackle.
Another former NFL player has joined the staff this season. Tony Brown will coach defensive backs.
Brown was drafted by the Houston Oilers out of Fresno State in 1991 and played for the Oilers and Seattle Seahawks. He is a walk-on coach.
"I love teaching these kids football," Brown said. "It's so much fun to be back at Kennedy. These kids really work hard."