Deion Sanders will be the following head football trainer at Jackson State, he declared Sunday on his new webcast.
“God called me to Jackson State,” Sanders said on the first episode of “21st & Prime,” as indicated by a record by the Clarion Ledger.
Jackson State declared the employing on Monday.
Sanders, an individual from the Pro Football Hall of Fame following a heavenly NFL vocation during which he additionally played Major League Baseball, is a first-time lead trainer at the university level.
“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.”
“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.”
In the announcement Monday, Robinson stated, “Coach Sanders is student-athlete centered and cares about young men and their wellbeing beyond the football field. We expect to compete for and win championships at Jackson State, and Coach Sanders will help us achieve those goals.”
Right now filling in as the hostile facilitator at Trinity Christian School in Cedar Hill, Texas, Sanders will complete out the season there before starting arrangements for Jackson State’s season, which has been pushed to the spring by the Covid pandemic.
Thomas Hudson, Jackson State’s acting president, said on the webcast that the move was a consequence of the “grace of God” and the historical backdrop of Jackson State football, as indicated by the Clarion Ledger.
Sanders, 53, sponsored Hudson’s remarks on the digital broadcast when inquired as to why he was taking the activity.
“Why not? Isn’t this the time?” said Sanders, who starred as a defensive back in the NFL. “Isn’t this the moment? Isn’t this what’s needed? To match what our president eloquently said, it’s a match made in heaven. This is a God move.”
Sanders replaces John Hendrick, who went 6-9 in general and 5-5 in the SWAC East. Jackson State’s latest winning season came in 2013.