Evans, GA (WJBF) — Marty Jackson told WJBF Sports it was “the right time” to take the job as athletic director at Grovetown High School. He’s leaving his job as head football coach at Evans High School where he led the Knights to a 63-62 record over the past 12 years.
He says the timing is right because he was only planning on coaching for another year or two. When asked if this move means he’s done coaching football, Jackson said, “I’ll never say I’m done coaching.” He says he for sure won’t coach at all this year and gives his full support of current Grovetown coach Rodney Holder. He doesn’t rule out taking on some role in the future.
Jackson who’s been playing or coaching football since 1975, was an athletic director for 12 years until 2002. He says he considers the move back to the athletic director position as a move up. He has a connection to Grovetown High School. He wife opened that school as principal 6 years ago. She is now an assistant superintendent in the Columbia County School System.
The position of athletic director at Grovetown opened up when Todd Booker left to become head football coach at Harlem. The search for Jackson’s replacement at Evans is already underway.