Prime Time will lead Jackson State as their new football coach

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Jackson State has hired Deion Sanders as their new head football coach. He has no prior college coaching experience.

Yet, that did not deter Jackson State from hiring Prime Time.

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Sanders – who left his job at the NFL Network this year – is serving as the offensive coordinator at Trinity Christian School in Cedar Hill, Texas. He will finish the season with his son’s team.

Then, he will prepare for Jackson State’s 2021 spring season.

“I am truly blessed to be the 21st Head football coach of Jackson State University,” Sanders said in the school’s statement Monday. “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.”

Sanders previously said in an interview on The Dan Patrick Show that he was going to be a college head coach this year. And he was right.

Sanders has replaced former coach John Hendrick, who was fired on August 31st. He was the team’s interim head coach in 2018, then Jackson State kept him for the 2019 season.

Under Hendrick’s leadership, the team went 4-8 in 2019. The team went 6-9 under Hendrick since Oct. 28, 2018.

“It’s very big for Jackson State University,” athletic director Ashley Robinson said, according to the Clarion Ledger’s transcription. “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.”

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