New Aquinas football coach Maurice Jackson

Aquinas has a brand new varsity football coach and the rent is historic.

Maurice Jackson was launched Tuesday on the personal faculty on Dewey Avenue in Rochester because the alternative for Derek Annechino. Jackson turns into the primary Black coach to run the staff, in accordance with Aquinas information that return to 1930.

This can also be Jackson’s first likelihood as a highschool head coach, and it is taking place at one of the crucial well-known and profitable groups within the space. Aquinas has gained eight state championships, a document, and 15 Section V titles.

“If you look again at their historical past, Aquinas has chosen the proper guys for the job as a result of they’re the No. 1 football program within the state and so they’ve gained quite a bit,” Jackson stated. “To say that they’ve been selecting folks based mostly on race has no foundation.

“They clearly have gained. That’s what it is about, having the proper man in place. They can again that up with what they’ve accomplished. But I’m conscious that I’m the primary Black head coach or individual of coloration (who’s the top football coach at Aquinas). I’m enthusiastic about creating that historical past.”

Aquinas athletic director Anthony Bianchi was joyful historical past was made, however stated they employed the highest candidate with out contemplating their ethnicity. In reality, Bianchi named loads extra Black coaches throughout Aquinas’ many modified, junior varsity and varsity sports activities applications.

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