McCracken Football Coach Shawn Jackson Resigns
By Eric Chumbler
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY - McCracken County head football coach
Shawn Jackson has resigned from his position to become an offensive
coordinator at Camden County High School in Georgia.
Jackson was 17-7 in his two seasons at
McCracken County. Jackson led the Mustangs to the KHSAA Class 6A
Regional Championship game in 2015 before falling to Central Hardin,
"I'm excited because I never
thought I would get the opportunity I'm getting now, but on the other
end of it, I'm very sad," Jackson said. "I'm getting to be
the offensive coordinator for my lifelong mentor at a powerhouse
school in Georgia, but I truly loved my players here,"
Jackson is joining his "coaching
mentor" Bob Sphire, who was just hired as head football coach of
Camden County High School in Georgia.
Camden County is a Class 7A school in
Kingsland, Georgia. On top of coaching alongside a mentor, Jackson
also noted the location of the school as being a positive with a
current family situation.
"There's a great children's
hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, and my son is going to need more
surgery and that national children's hospital will be just 30 minutes
away," Jackson said. "It makes that rough situation a
little bit easier for us coming up."
Jackson praised the leadership at
McCracken County and the head football coaching position at
"You're not going to coach better kids than we have
here at McCracken County," Jackson said. "Not only that,
you can't beat the support that (principal) Michael Ceglinski and
(athletic director) Kris Garrett give you. It's one of the best jobs
in Kentucky with two of the best leaders in Kentucky."
Jackson said he's staying in his
current position at McCracken County through March 1 because he wants
to work on getting his players recruited at the next level.
love these kids and I'm going to work for the next little while
getting them scholarships in college," Jackson said. "Camden
County was completely fine with me staying until then and helping the
kids get to the next level."
McCracken County Activities Director
Kris Garrett was very appreciative of Coach Jackson and his time at
"I appreciate what Coach Jackson has done for our
program in his two years at McCracken," Garrett said. "Coach
Jackson brought high school and college recruiting experience and our
kids received benefits from being in front of so many college
Garrett noted that the McCracken County
coaching job has already received initial interest from a few
candidates and that they are looking to move efficiently in finding a
"The open position will be posted tomorrow and we
will work to have a head coach in place by March 1, well before
Eric Chumbler is the Voice of the
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