Deion “Prime Time” Sanders, a Pro Football Hall of Famer cornerback has been selected as head football coach for Jackson State University located in Mississippi where he intends to begin coaching in spring due to the fall season being postponed.
Although, Deion Sanders is a Florida State football alumni, high school football coach, and sports analyst, people are concerned that Deion doesn’t have any coaching experience at either a professional, college level or past assistant coach. Which is making it hard for others to visualize the future season with Deion as coach.
Jackson State University believes in his vision. JSU Vice President and Director of Athletics Ashley Robinson said, “Coach Sanders is student-athlete centered and cares about young men and their well-being beyond the football field. We expect to compete for and win championships at Jackson State, and Coach Sanders will help us achieve those goals”
This position will be Deion Sanders’ first coaching debut on a collegiate level, but he has been coaching for over a decade. Deion is the offensive coordinator at Trinity Christian School in Cedar Hill, Texas. He has led the Tigers to three-straight Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools titles. Deion was also a part of the coaching team for the annual Under Armour All-America Game for the past ten years which makes him somewhat qualified.
Deion Sanders says he is truly blessed while also stating, “This amazing HBCU has always enjoyed a high level of commitment academically and athletically. 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. I am TRULY proud to be a part of the JSU Tiger family. ‘I BELIEVE'”
Now that Deion has put his name on the dotted line, begin calling the 21st head coach of Jackson State, Coach Prime.