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Jason Jackson Chosen as Rams’ New Head Coach

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Jason Jackson Chosen as Rams’ New Head Coach
Posted on 03/06/2015
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Jason Jackson has been hired as Deering High School’s new head coach of the Deering Rams football team.

Jackson is a Portland resident and a parent of two students who attend Longfellow School. He’s an educational technician at South Portland High School, working in a program for at-risk youth. Jackson’s sports coaching experience includes being an assistant football coach at Cape Elizabeth High School and also head football coach at Cape Elizabeth Middle School. He also is a volunteer football and basketball coach and was an all-state football player in the state of Washington, where he grew up.

Portland Public Schools Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk said, “What impressed me most about Mr. Jackson is that he’s interested in the success of student athletes not just on the field but in the classroom and in life. He understands that is what is important and matters most.”

Jackson said, “It’s a dream come true. I’ve been wanting this job pretty much since I came to Maine in 2008. I can’t wait to start working.” He said he considers being a coach as an opportunity to “mentor young men to achieve their best in education, athletics and life.”

Deering Athletic Director Mel Craig said, “Jason brings a lot of energy and passion. He’s embedded in the Deering community. He lives right down the street. We see him at basketball games. He’s involved in youth football. We’re looking at him to bring Deering football back to where it should be.”

Deering’s previous head football coach, Matt Riddell, resigned last fall.