Former Bengals QB Jon Kitna introduced as Lakota East High School coach
Former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Jon Kitna is officially the head coach of Lakota East High School.
Kitna was officially introduced on Wednesday and outlined his goals for the program and players as he takes over in place of former coach Rick Haynes.
“I really try to put the young men in position to be successful and highlight what they do best,” Kitna said, according to WCPO’s Mike Dyer. “We’re going to work on their weaknesses to try to help them improve those but really we’re going to try to get them in positions to be successful at what they are.”
Kitna’s youngest son, JT Kitna, enrolled and will play at Lakota East. He’s a 2025 quarterback already boasting scholarship offers to Houston, Duke and Texas Tech, among others.
Kitna played for the Bengals in 2001-2005, winning the NFL Comeback Player of the Year award in 2003. Since retiring, he’s coached in the pros (Dallas) and spent time at various high schools.
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