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Tony Hughes hires three assistant coaches

JACKSON (WLBT & JSUTigers.com) - Tony Hughes has tabbed his first three assistants on his new Jackson State staff. Chad Germany is the Tigers offensive coordinator, while John Hendrick is the defensive coordinator. Derrick McCall will remain at JSU as wide receivers coach.

Germany comes to Jackson State after serving as the co-offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach and recruiting coordinator at Southern University.

Over four seasons at SU, Germany was instrumental part in the success of the Jaguars football program. In 2015 the Jaguars landed seven offensive players on the All-SWAC first and second teams.

In addition to coaching the Jaguars quarterbacks, Germany assumed play calling duties during the 2012 season and assumed play calling duties as co-offensive coordinator in 2012 where the offense averaged 26.6 points per game over the nine game span. Germany was also responsible for overseeing and constructing the Jaguars offensive game plan. As recruiting coordinator, Germany helped to initiate the Jaguars 1st Junior Day and Coaches Clinic. He also recruited Memphis TN, South Mississippi, and the Baton Rouge area.

Under Germany’s tutelage, the quarterbacks proved to be one of the most improved units on the team last year. His efforts as co-offensive coordinator in 2012 produced all-Southwestern Conference selections.

Hendrick comes to Jackson State after serving as the defensive line/special teams coach at Alabama State University during the 2015 season.

Hendrick owns an impressive coaching and playing resume. He was an all-conference defensive lineman on two occasions, while playing for the Pitt Panthers from 1979-81.

“John Hendrick is a talented defensive-minded coach,” said JSU head coach Tony Hughes. “He has excellent knowledge of the SWAC and football in general.”

Hendrick, who is no stranger to the Southwestern Athletic Conference, has more than 30 years of coaching and playing experience. He served as an Alabama State football coach during the 2015 season and then again from 2012-13 as the special teams/defensive ends coach. In addition to coaching at Alabama State, he was also the special teams coach at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff.

The 2016 season marks Derrick McCall's ninth year as a member of the Tigers coaching staff at Jackson State. On October 6th he was named as the program's interim head coach. Prior to being named as the interim he was in his fourth season as the wide receivers coach.

During the 2015 season, JSU had two wide recievers Devin Fosselman and Dan Williams, to catch 50 plus passes for over 800 yards. Fosselman hauled in 58 passes for 872 yards and five touchdowns, while Williams caught 54 balls for 800 yards and seven touchdowns. During that season, Jairus Moll caught 40 passes for 421 yards and five touchdowns.

Football Scoop reported today that LaMarcus Hicks will be the Tigers defensive backs coach. The Clarksdale native was at North Texas the last two seasons.

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