Tony Hughes has never coached in the SWAC before. He’s hired coordinators who have, though.
Jackson State announced the hiring of Chad Germany as offensive coordinator and John Hendrick as defensive coordinator on Tuesday.
Germany, who will also be the Tigers’ quarterbacks coach, has spent the past few years at Southern, where he was co-offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach and recruiting coordinator.
He called plays for the Jaguars, who had seven offensive players earn All-SWAC honors in 2015. Southern’s offense ranked fourth in the SWAC in total and scoring offense this past season.
JSU finished fifth in total offense and seventh in scoring offense.
Hughes picked Hendrick, who will also serve as the linebackers coach, to run the defense. Hendrick was Alabama State’s defensive line and special teams coach this past season. He was at Mississippi State from 1995 through 2002 and coached special teams and the defensive line there as well. Clarion Ledger