Former Washington Redskins All-Pro offensive tackle Chris Samuels is joining the football program at Churchill High School.
Samuels, who served a two-year stint as the head coach at Osbourn High School in Northern Virginia, has been named the offensive coordinator at Churchill.
In January, Churchill promoted former defensive coordinator Willie Williams to head coach after Albert Song resigned following two seasons at the helm of the program.
Williams, a 13-year NFL veteran who played with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks, said Samuels is a good fit for the program.
“He had other opportunities,” said Williams. “I’m just so glad he chose Churchill.”
During his college days at the University of Alabama, Samuels was a consensus first-team All-American who won the 1999 Outland Trophy as the nation’s best college interior lineman. He was selected third overall by the Redskins in the 2000 NFL Draft.
“Of course, he brings experience,” Williams said about the six-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman who spent all ten seasons in the National Football League with the Redskins. “He just brings all of that to the table.”
During his tenure at Osbourn, Samuels guided the Eagles to a 6-14 overall record, including a 2-8 mark last year. “He just really knows how to coach kids,” said Williams, who noted that Samuels is a good teacher when it comes to the game’s Xs and Os. “He definitely knows what he’s talking about.”