Maj. Jake Jenkins, USMC
Maj. Jake Jenkins, USMC, is in his third season as the head coach of the Navy sprint football team and enters the 2009 campaign with an unblemished 13-0 career record. Last season, Maj. Jenkins guided the Mids to a second-straight perfect season, this time a 7-0 overall record and a 4-0 mark in CSFL play to capture their 33nd overall and 26th outright league title - both of which are league records.
The method in which Navy won its fourth CSFL crown within five years was nothing short of dominant. Navy led the league in total offense (340.1 ypg) and total defense (184.6 ypg) and outscored its opposition by an average of 20.4 points per game. The Midshipmen defense pitched three shutouts in 2008 and outscored its foes, 102-7, during the final-three games of the season.
During his first year at the helm in 2007, Maj. Jenkins's squad ranked first in the CSFL in virtually every major category. Navy led the league in scoring (48.7 ppg), total offense (455.3 ypg), rushing (267.0 ypg), scoring defense (9.8 ppg), total defense (159.5 ypg) and rushing defense (29.5 ypg).
Maj. Jenkins is no stranger to the ranks of the sprint football community, as he was a three-year letterwinner on Navy's sprint football squad from 1993-95. A two-time all-league defensive lineman, Maj. Jenkins served as the defensive team captain of a 1995 squad that posted a perfect 6-0 record and claimed the ELFL title.
Following commissioning from the Naval Academy in May 1996, Maj. Jenkins graduated from The Basic School in March 1997 and Infantry Officers Course in August 1997. From there, he was assigned to 3rd Battalion 5th Marines where he held the billets of Rifle Platoon Commander, Rifle Company Executive Officer and CAAT Platoon Commander. As a Rifle Platoon Commander he deployed as part of the boat company in the 31st MEU and participated in the joint Exercise Cobra Gold in Thailand.
In February of 2000, he was assigned to Recruiting Station Baltimore where he held the billet of Operations Officer.
After graduating from the Expeditionary Warfare School in May 2004, he reported to 1st Battalion 8th Marines, where he assumed command of Headquarters and Service Company and deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II. Upon return from Iraq, he assumed command of Charlie Company.
While in command of Charlie Company, Maj. Jenkins was deployed in support of JTF Katrina in order to assist with search and recovery, and humanitarian assistance. He later deployed as part of the 24 MEU and participated in the evacuation of 15,000 American Citizens from worn torn Lebanon. Charlie Company was entrusted with providing security for the U.S. Embassy in Beirut throughout the evolution. He also took part in Operation Infinite Moonlight, a bilateral event with the Jordanian Army.
Personal decorations include Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal with combat distinguishing device and Combat Action Ribbon.
Maj. Jenkins, 37, is married to the former Kristen Corbett of Catonsville, Md. They have three daughters, Ryleigh (7), Mackenna (6) and Haidyn (2).