SSSA's Jenkins Earns 600th Career Win
St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Va.) School girls' lacrosse coach Kathy Jenkins earned her 600th career victory Thursday when the Saints defeated Holy Child 15-2. She became just the second high school girls' lacrosse coach in the country to reach 600 wins, joining Angela Tammaro of Greenwich (Conn.) Academy, in what has been a season of milestones for several coaching legends.
Last month, West Genesee (N.Y.) boys' lacrosse coach Mike Messere became the all-time winningest high school coach in the country, surpassing Ward Melville (N.Y.) and Mount Sinai (N.Y.) coach Joe Cuozzo with his 748th victory in a 7-3 win April 19 over Oswego (N.Y. TCNJ women's lacrosse coach Sharon Pfluger became the first NCAA Division III women's coach to earn 400 wins April 24 in an 18-6 victory Stevens. Earlier this season, Salisbury men's coach and Navy women's coach Cindy Timchal also reached the 400-win mark.
"Obviously 600 is a lot of wins, but I don't think of it that way. I think of the [players]," Jenkins said. "I'd rather it go to them, because they're the ones out on the field doing it."
Jenkins, 61, has been the head coach at St. Stephen's & St. Agnes since 1976, winning 24 conference titles and posting eight undefeated seasons. She reflects on her journey in the video below, courtesy of St. Stephen's & St. Agnes.