Coach Joe Kennedy on his return to football and faith on the field: 'America is alive and well'

13:24 03.09.2023

Coach Joe Kennedy, the assistant football coach in Bremerton, Washington, may have bigger things in store for his future after his recent Supreme Court victory and reinstatement to his coaching position. In an exclusive on-camera interview with Fox News Digital, Coach Kennedy revealed that he and his wife, Denise, are prayerfully considering their next move in life. He mentioned that the ministry is something that has been weighing on their hearts, and they have already traveled around the United States speaking at different events. Coach Kennedy expressed that he feels people are hungry for inspiration and that millions of Americans stood by him during his legal battle against the Bremerton School District. He emphasized that the fight was not just an American or First Amendment issue, but also a religious one, with people from all faiths supporting him.

Coach Kennedy's journey began in 2015 when he lost his job as an assistant coach due to his practice of saying a silent prayer on the 50-yard line after games. This led to a lengthy legal battle that reached the U.S. Supreme Court, which ultimately ruled in his favor on June 27, 2022. On March 8, 2023, he was officially reinstated as the assistant coach at Bremerton High School. In his triumphant return to the football field on September 1, Coach Kennedy took a knee and gave thanks to God for being back on the field and having the constitutional right to practice his faith.

Beyond the gridiron, Coach Kennedy is now contemplating his next move in life. He mentioned the possibility of doing missionary work and giving his wife the opportunity to experience the rest of the world. He also expressed a desire to support and help as many people as possible, potentially focusing on marriages and young people who struggle with violence and mental health issues. Coach Kennedy acknowledged the complementary nature of his and his wife's personalities and their shared goal of making a positive impact in the world.

When asked about his upcoming book, "Average Joe: The Coach Joe Kennedy Story," Coach Kennedy explained that he and his wife wanted to tell their story in its entirety, as many headlines and clickbait articles did not accurately portray their journey. The book, set to be published on October 24, 2023, recounts his troubled youth, experiences in the Marines, lessons he instills in his players, his faith in God, and his love for his family. Coach Kennedy hopes that by sharing his story, readers will be inspired to live more boldly and realize that one person can make a difference.

Reflecting on his battle over the past eight years, Coach Kennedy admitted that he initially questioned why he was going through such a difficult ordeal. However, he recognized that he was made with a fighting spirit and was determined not to give up. He wants his story to inspire others to fight for what is worthwhile and come together as a united nation, emphasizing that everyone is equal and entitled to the protections of the Constitution.

As Coach Kennedy continues to contemplate his next steps, he remains committed to being a source of inspiration and light in the world, both through his actions and his words. He plans to keep everyone informed of his decision and hopes to share his future moves with Fox News Digital once he has reached a conclusion. Although he currently lives in Florida, he is temporarily staying in Bremerton, Washington, while he works with the football team.

/ Sunday, September 3, 2023, 1:24 PM /

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