Deion Sanders will become the next head coach at Jackson State University. Sanders is currently the offensive coordinator at Trinity Christian School in Cedar Hill, Texas, and he will finish the season there before heading to Jackson State.
“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.”Deion Sanders Via ESPN
Last season, Jackson State coach was John Hendrick; his record was 6-9 overall and 5-5 in the SWAC East conference. JSU has not had a winning season since 2013. Sanders will look to come in and change the culture at JSU.
Sanders is a Pro Football Hall of Famer and also played Major League Baseball. He will look to bring a lot of talent to JSU. With Deion Sanders at JSU, he may be able to get top-notch players to Jackson State, and they might be able to become a SWAC East powerhouse in the next couple of years.