Jefferson football coach Ken Kincaid is retiring from coaching due to health reasons. Kincaid, who coached football at three different Fairfax County public schools during the last 22 years, said in an e-mail that he underwent surgery Friday to insert a stint to rectify a 95 percent blockage of his heart. As a result, he must stop coaching, he said.

“I really was planning on retiring from coaching quietly, but I sort of feel I have a message to get out to other coaches now: Don’t ever try to self-diagnose chest pain as indigestion!” Kincaid wrote. “I feel so very fortunate to have the experiences at TJ that I have been blessed with. . . . Once you become part of the TJ football program, it sticks with you through life.”

After coaching Jefferson to a 16-14 record from 1998-2000, Kincaid returned in 2010 to again lead the Colonials. During the last four years, Kincaid has accumulated a record of 14-28, including a 4-7 mark during a 2013 campaign that secured consecutive playoff appearances by the Colonials for the first time in school history.

“I am truly sorry that I won’t be able to continue because I do believe great success is on the horizon,” Kincaid wrote. “We have a great sophomore rising class [and] tremendous leadership within the program which has always been a hallmark of TJ football.”

Kincaid, who holds a career record of 56-75, also coached at W.T. Woodson from 1992-94 and Chantilly from 2001-03.

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