|Former NFL receiver Harold Jackson has been named head coach at Jackson State. (Clarion-Ledger photo)|
The new face of Jackson State football is a familiar one. Former JSU star and NFL receiver Harold Jackson was officially named the new head coach at his alma mater on Tuesday. Jackson replaces Rick Comegy, who was fired in December after back-to-back overtime losses in the SWAC Championship Game.
Harold Jackson’s 1st college head-coaching gig was interim at Virginia Union in ’94. Took over after team went 1-6, finished 1-9. #JSU
— Ros Dumlao (@rosdumlao) January 14, 2014
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Jackson played at JSU in the late sixties before going on to a long NFL career with Rams, Eagles and Patriots. The five-time Pro Bowler has coached since he retired in the mid-eighties, including a brief head coaching stint at Benedict College back in the 90s.