After almost a decade as a high school assistant, Brandon Isaiah is getting his first shot at a head football coaching job.
Albemarle High School announced Isaiah as the new head coach of the Patriots in a press release Wednesday morning. Isaiah takes over for Mike Alley, who stepped down in January after four years as head coach at AHS.
As a player, Isaiah was a three-year letter-winner at fullback at Virginia, and played arena football for the Richmond Raiders and Richmond Revolution, plus teams in Florida and Kansas City. Isaiah has spent the past nine seasons as a varsity assistant coach, including the past three at Monticello High School, with previous stops at AHS and Charlottesville.
AHS will formally introduce Isaiah on Thursday afternoon at the high school.
The Patriots are coming off the program's first postseason appearance in a decade, a 24-23 loss at Falls Church in the first round of the Region 5A North playoffs. AHS went 6-4 during the regular season in 2013, including a 21-20 upset of previously unbeaten Monticello in late October.