Beloved coach dies after battle with cancer

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Remembering Coach Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson kept battling until the end. Despite cancer treatments and pain, Jackson kept coaching his LBJ Jaguars this season and even led them to the playoffs. But in early December, Jackson lost his battle with esophageal cancer. He was 50 years old.

“Coach Jackson’s legacy will live on in the lives of the young men he so positively mentored and loved,” said Joanne Jones.

Jackson was known for his strong religious faith and his positive outlook on life. He was also a successful coach. His Jaguars were 39–20 during his five years as head coach and advanced to playoffs in four of those seasons.

Jackson also coached at Reagan for five years where he won 46 games. He led the Raiders to the Class 4A, Division II state semifinals in 2001.
“Three words sum up the life of Andrew Jackson: Family, Football and Faith,” said Remone Durham. “A kinder and gentler being, one would be hard pressed to find. Coach Jack made a lasting impression on the countless lives he impacted, not only through football as a coach, but as a man of God.”

Article by SportsXpress