Earlier this year, Prep Rally wrote about former 2 Live Crew frontman Luther Campbell's reformation from his racy, colorful past to linebackers coach at Miami (Fla.) Central High. Well, according to RivalsHigh senior analyst Dallas Jackson, Uncle Luke is moving up in the high school coaching world, leaving his Miami Central position to become defensive coordinator at perennial national power Miami (Fla.) Northwestern High.
It should be noted that this is no small promotion. While both Central and Northwestern are state and national powers, the jump from helping coach linebackers to running an entire defense for a major program is a significant shift. Yet Campbell has the time -- he's retired from the music and porn biz -- and he showed plenty of dedication both to the job and his athletes at Central, where he was known to take in and feed a handful of players who needed help.
However, it has to be noted that Northwestern also has one of the nation's more high-profile female football prospects in its ranks. Just this year, Northwestern made Jaline DeJesus the first female player at a non-kicking position to participate in a Florida Class 6A football game. The move -- which came in a 38-12 rout of Hialeah Miami Lakes -- was seen as a watershed moment for the state and, in some circles, for girls playing high school football as a whole.
How will DeJesus, who is slated to be a part of the varsity team full time in 2011, respond to being coached by a man most well known for penning the epic rap hit "Me So Horny"? She plays cornerback, where she'll be reporting to Campbell, who will also be running all her positional meetings, etc.
Of course, Campbell is keeping himself incredibly active for a retiree. Just last week he announced that he would run for mayor of Miami, if current mayor Carlos Alvarez is ousted. Alvarez is facing a recall election set for March 15.
Campbell insists the mayoral run isn't just a publicity stunt, either. He says as mayor he would turn the city's front office into a "reality show," installing cameras so that every move would be captured and streamed live as the nation's preeminent exercise in civic transparency.
That sounds like an impressive pledge. Of course, Campbell will have plenty of responsibilities to his new players, too. Just another new duty for Uncle Luke to work on in his rapidly changing world.