Lakatriona Brunson is Florida's 1st female head football coach

Lakatriona Brunson, better known as Bernice from the Tru TV series "South Beach Tow," was named head football coach at Miami Jackson High School on Monday, which makes her the first female head football coach in Florida history, according to the Miami Herald.

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New Miami Jackson High football coach Lakatriona Brunson addresses the media during Monday's news conference.

The school held a news conference to announce the hiring of Brunson, and the celebrity-turned-football coach news didn't stop there: The school also hired Luther Campbell, formerly of 2 Live Crew, as an assistant.

"We're not here to talk about music or reality TV," Brunson said at the news conference. "We're here to talk about football only."

Brunson, a physical education teacher and the flag football coach at Jackson, played football for the Miami Fury, formerly of the Independent Women's Football League, more than a decade ago, according to the Herald. Prior to that, she was a track and field and basketball standout at Miami Northwestern, and she went on to play basketball and earn a degree at Tennessee State.

In recent years, Campbell has served as a defensive coordinator at Miami Central, Miami Northwestern and, most recently, Miami Norland.

Jackson began a coaching search in January after former coach Earl Little, a standout at the University of Miami and a defensive back in the NFL, stepped down after two seasons.

"It's a lot of people that probably applied for this position, and look who is here," Brunson said. "I'm ready for whatever comes my way. I'm ready to fight, ready to get these guys prepared and ready to win."

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