WASHINGTON — The Washington, D.C., female high school football coach whose hiring was celebrated with much fanfare has resigned after four seasons.

Natalie Randolph told The Washington Post on Thursday that she wants to spend more time with her family.

The city’s mayor proclaimed “Natalie Randolph Day” in March 2010 when she got the job at Coolidge High School. At the time, she was thought to be the only female varsity head football coach in the country.

Randolph led Coolidge to the Turkey Bowl city championship game the following year. This year the Colts went 1-10, leaving Randolph with a 16-26 record.

Randolph said she will continue to teach environmental science at the school.

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