21 Sep, 2020 05:00 am

Deion Sanders hired as JSU head coach

Deion Sanders hired as JSU head coach
Introduction set for Tuesday

Deion Sanders is the new head football coach at Jackson State.Jackson State is steeped in history with 16 total SWAC titles, but none since 2007 and no winning seasons since 2013.With the SWAC pushing the football season to the Spring of 2021 due to COVID-19, Sanders' first game at Jackson State will be on February 27 against Mississippi Valley State at Veterans Memorial Stadium.He currently serves as the offensive coordinator at Trinity Christian in Dallas.

Sanders visited the Jackson area back in August when he and Trinity Christian narrowly lost to MRA to open up the 2020 high school football season.However, the two parties got back to negotiating in mid-September and reached a deal shortly after with the plan always being that the announcement would coincide with Sanders' new podcast.

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