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Jackson State extends Coach contract
Jackson State University has renewed head coach Rick Comegy’s contract as the Tigers head football coach through 2013. JSU Athletics Director Dr. Vivian L. Fuller made the announcement at an 11 a.m. press conference Wednesday, Nov. 30, in the Sports Hall of Fame Room of the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center.
“Coach Comegy and his staff have an excellent track record of on-the-field success at Jackson State,” said Fuller. “Moving forward under his leadership, I expect the JSU Tigers to be champions in sports, in the classroom and in the Jackson community.”
Having just completed his sixth season with the Tigers, Comegy looks forward to his two-year extension.
“I want to thank Dr. Meyers and Dr. Fuller for having confidence in me and my coaches. I’m thankful that they believe in us to continue what we’re building here at JSU,” said Comegy. “I love my job, I love my kids and I love JSU.”
JSU President Carolyn W. Meyers is pleased with the extension.
“We all look forward to Coach Comegy’s continued leadership of Jackson State’s football program,” said Meyers. “I am confident that he will lead our student-athletes to even greater success on the field and in the classroom.”
Comegy, 58, completed his six years at Jackson State with a 41-26 record and ended this last season with a 9-2 record. His teams won a SWAC championship in 2007 and returned for SWAC championship play in 2008.
Comegy’s coaching experience spans more than three decades. Before joining Jackson State, he served as head football coach at Tuskegee University and coached for nine years at Central State University, three at Millersville University, seven at Colgate University and two at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania.
The Pennsylvania native is a 1976 graduate of Millersville University of Lancaster, Pa., where he was a three-year letterman and an all-conference defensive back. With the opportunity to play for the Philadelphia Bells of the WFL, he left school for a year but returned in 1975 as a part-time student and coach, and earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology.
Comegy will earn a salary of $191,580, which is a 3 percent increase over his previous salary.
By Jackson State University Sports Information