Contributed by Opelika City Schools
Jaclyn Button has been named the Girls’ Flag Football Coach at Opelika High School.
Coach Button currently serves as the OHS Head Girls’ soccer coach and will continue to serve in that role.
“I am excited for the girls to have this opportunity to play a new sport and for Opelika High School to be a part of the flag football pilot program,” Button said. “It will be one more way for our female athletes to be accountable and be part of a team.”
OHS Principal Dr. Farrell Seymore added, “Coach Button is a veteran coach who is committed to student success and leading with integrity. We are excited to offer another strong program for our students.”
Button has served as the head coach for the girls’ soccer team since 2017 and was the assistant coach for four years prior to that. From 2013-18, she served as Assistant Girls’ Varsity basketball coach and head JV Girls’ basketball coach. At OHS, Button teaches Pre-Calculus, Analytical Math and Algebraic Connections. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Education from Auburn University in 2013 and earned her Master’s Degree from the University of West Alabama in 2020. Button is originally from St. Louis, Missouri, and is married to Wesley Button. When not working and coaching, the Buttons enjoy spending time at the lake.
Girls at OHS interested in trying out for the flag football team should sign up on the list by Button’s classroom or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In early April, the Alabama High School Athletic Association announced that girls’ flag football would be a sanctioned sport beginning in the fall of 2021. For more information regarding AHSAA Girls’ Flag Football, refer to the following link: www.ahsaa.com/Media/AHSAANOW/News-Articles/alabama-high-school-athletic-association-to-offer-girls-flag-football-as-a-sanctioned-sport-in-2021 .
For more information, contact Becky Brown, Public Relations Coordinator, 334-524-9720.