Deion Sanders Named Head Coach Of HBCU Jackson State University’s Football Team
NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders is the new head coach for HBCU, Jackson State University’s football team. He said in an announcement on Monday (Sept. 21st) on his new job,
“God called me to Jackson State.”
“I am truly blessed to be the 21st Head football coach of Jackson State University. 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.”
The school’s athletic director Ashley Robinson, says this is a big move for JSU,
“It’s very big for Jackson State University. Not only for Jackson State University, this is very big for the country right now. Very big for the state of Mississippi. To Coach Prime, Jackson State University — a blue blood program full of Hall of Famers — it’s just a great time.”
Following the announcement, Deion Sanders took to Twitter requesting to be called “Coach Prime” from now on.
— Deion Sanders (@DeionSanders) September 21, 2020
A video of Deion Sanders’ presidential style arrival was posted online.
— Joe Cook (@JoeCookSports) September 21, 2020
The internet began to weigh in on thoughts about Deion Sanders being the new coach of the HBCU, as well ashis entrance into the program.
Deion Sanders replaces John Hendrick, in his new position as head coach.
We previously reported that Deion Sanders left the NFL Network after working with the channel since 2006. NFL’s head of communications Alex Riethmiller said,
“Deion has been one of the key figures responsible for the growth of NFL Network. We thank him for his work and wish him the best in the future.”
According to reports, he allegedly left thanks to a pay disagreement. The network reportedly requested that Deion Sanders take a pay cut at the end of his contract. He was said to have agreed to a new contract before ultimately leaving the network.
He was also reportedly named as one of the potential hires for the head coaching position at his alma mater, Florida State University late last year.
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