Hall of Famer Deion Sanders returns to college football as head coach at FCS Jackson State

Pro Soccer and College or university Soccer Corridor of Fame defensive back Deion Sanders is having a significant step in his write-up-participating in job. The two-time Tremendous Bowl champion and multi-activity superstar introduced early Monday early morning that he has agreed to come to be the following head soccer coach at FCS Jackson State.

Sanders, 53, is currently the offensive coordinator at Trinity Christian Large College in Texas and will proceed in that function right until the close of the team’s year. He coaches his son, Shedeur, a 4-star quarterback prospect in the Class of 2021

The person regarded as “Primary Time” introduced his job change in the debut episode of his new “21st and Primary” podcast. Also on the clearly show are Jackson State University president Thomas Hudson and athletic director Ashley Robinson.

Sanders is expected to be released as Jackson State’s coach on Monday.

“God named me to Jackson State,” Sanders said on the clearly show.

Sanders has never been a higher education coach, but it’s a rational time for him to give it a shot with his son off to higher education following this year. (Shedeur is¬†currently committed to FAU.) Sanders has been up entrance about his aspirations of coaching at the following amount. He discussed all through an physical appearance on “The Dan Patrick Demonstrate” in January that he would be a higher education soccer head coach sooner rather than later.¬†

People remarks arrived following Sanders reportedly emerged as a applicant in Florida State’s coaching research. The Seminoles in the end employed Mike Norvell from Memphis, but Sanders’ noted candidacy for the task gave contemporary everyday living to the notion that he could be a feasible applicant for a higher education opening.

Arkansas at the very least reviewed its opening with Sanders prior to it in the end employed Sam Pittman to switch the ousted Chad Morris, sources informed CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd. However a formal job interview may well not have taken put, there was at the very least one particular-way interest on Sanders’ behalf.

Sanders, who performed 14 years in the NFL and components of 9 seasons in MLB, is the only person to participate in in equally a Tremendous Bowl and World Series sport. He’s an eight-time Pro Bowler and the 1994 NFL Defensive Player of the 12 months who was earlier a standout at Florida State, where he was a two-time consensus All-American. The Seminoles have retired Sanders’ No. two jersey.

Sanders has spent the majority of his write-up-participating in job doing work as an NFL tv analyst, 1st for CBS Athletics and then for NFL Network. He left NFL Network for Barstool Athletics in August, even though his contract reportedly features a clause that authorized Sanders to go after a higher education coaching task, in accordance to the New York Post.

He will facial area a hard job at Jackson State in turning all around a software that has not posted a successful record considering the fact that 2013. The university parted with John Hendrick in August following his only complete year as its coach coach. Hendrick to begin with took above late in the 2018 year. General, he compiled a 6-9 record.

Jackson State plays in the SWAC, which introduced in August that it options to participate in a 6-sport convention program amongst late February and late April. Teams will be authorized to program one particular nonconference opponent, and a convention championship sport is scheduled for Could 1.