Former NFL player Deion Sanders will be the next head football coach for Jackson State University.
Multiple sources have confirmed of Sanders hiring Thursday. A source told HBCU Sports that a press conference will be held Monday to confirm Sanders as the new head coach of the Tigers.
Sanders is currently the offensive coordinator of Trinity Christian High School in Texas where his son is the starting quarterback. He is also coaching two players from Vicksburg, Shardez Taylor and Marvin Martin Jr., who joined Trinity Christian this summer.
This will be Sanders first year as a head coach on any level, and many fans are looking for him to turn the Tigers into a winning program.
He replaces former JSU coach John Hendrick who was let go by the Tigers just a few weeks ago.