Red Jenkins

Red Jenkins was the first basketball head coach at W.T. Woodson in Fairfax, VA. During his 35 years (1966-97), he coached the Cavaliers to 538 victories and to more than 20 District and other titles. More than 80 of the players Red coached went on to play college basketball and two of his players were selected Parade and McDonald’s All Americans, including fellow Washington Metropolitan Basketball Hall of Fame member, Tommy Amaker. With an overall record of 615-290, he is ranked fourth in wins in VHSL history. Red is the only high school coach to coach in and win all of the major all-star games, including the Capital Classic, East-West All American, Dapper Dan and Derby Festival. Red has lectured at basketball clinics in over twenty states, Mexico and Puerto Rico.