Jackson State University Officially Announces Deion Sanders as Head Football Coach

Written by Thomas Scott

After tons of speculation Jackson State finally confirmed the SWAC’s worst kept secret; Deion Sanders will be the newest football coach.

Last week social media erupted with rumors of Deion Sanders potentially landing the job at Jackson State.

Today, Deion Sanders put all rumors to rest.

During his press conference Deion Sanders expressed his excitement and gave some insight as to why he took this job.

I am truly blessed to be the 21st Head football coach of Jackson State University,” said Sanders. “This amazing HBCU has always enjoyed a high level of commitment academically and athletically. It’s my desire to continue this storied tradition and history of JSU and prayerfully bring more national recognition to the athletes, the university, the Sonic Boom of the South, and HBCUs in general. I am TRULY proud to be a part of the JSU Tiger family. ‘I BELIEVE’

Coach Prime inherits a Jackson State Tiger team that finished last season 4-8 overall, going just 1-4 at home.

During his Hall of Fame career, Deion Sanders was named to 8 Pro-Bowls, won two Super Bowls, and still holds the NFL record for most return touchdowns. In recent years Sanders served as offensive coordinator for Trinity Christian High School in Texas. With Sanders as offensive Coordinator, Trinity Christian has a 42-3 overall record.

Tiger fans hope Sanders can bring in talented recruits and return Jackson State to the top of the SWAC.

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