Justin Newman confirmed Thursday that he has officially been let go as Jordan head football coach.
Newman spent the past two seasons as Red Jackets head coach, going 2-18 during that time. Jordan went 2-8 in 2017, with the season-opening victory over Brookstone snapping the team’s 12-game losing streak. Jordan also won its next-to-last game of the season against Temple, giving the Red Jackets their first region victory since October 2015.
Newman, the son of former Shaw head football coach Scott Newman, served as Wheeler County’s assistant head coach and offensive coordinator before coming to Jordan. Newman previously spent time as an assistant at Shaw, Pacelli, Carver and Schley County.
Along with coaching football, Newman was previously a baseball coach at Pacelli and Wheeler County.
A Shaw High School alum, Newman was a member of the 2000 Raiders football team that captured the Class 4A state title. Newman also played baseball at Shaw and later played collegiately at Georgia State. He spent some time in the Cincinnati Reds organization before a hamstring injury ended his playing career.
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