JSU Coach Rick Comegy’s clinic offers women a crash course in football

Are you ready for some football? Then, you don’t want to miss Coach Rick Comegy’s women’s football clinic this Saturday.

The clinic at Veterans Memorial Stadium will feature a meet-and-greet with Comegy, line coaches and JSU football players, along with tutorials about football lingo, safety and field positions. The cost is $25.


“After the informational sessions, we’ll let the women get on the field and practice what they’ve learned,” said Comegy. “This is actually a family event. Although it’s a women’s clinic, we’re encouraging women to bring their husbands and friends.”

The list of attendees grows daily, with some participants crossing state lines.

Carma Rhodes-Gates

Carma Rhodes-Gates

Carma Rhodes-Gates said she’ll drive down from Cordova, Tenn., to attend the one-day camp. Her husband, Kelvin Gates, is a 1988 JSU graduate and her son, Tevin Gates, is a current student majoring in accounting.

“I love Jackson State football. There are some things I want to learn about the sport. I just know the basics,” said Rhodes-Gates. “I also feel it will strengthen a bond between me and my husband, who is also a football fan, because I will have a bit more knowledge about the sport.”

Valorie Albright

Valorie Albright

Valorie Albright expects the camp to be “exciting” and “fun.”  She’s a long-time Jackson State football fan. Albright attends nearly all of the team’s games. Though she’s never played a team sport, she feels she’s ready for Saturday’s field practice.

“I work out five or six times a week,” said Albright. “This clinic is going to allow me to get closer to the game.”

There’s still time to register: www.jsums.edu/gridirongals

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