Forest Park has dismissed Jajuan Wright as the school’s head football coach.
Co-athletic director John Patterson revealed the decision in a statement:
“Forest Park has decided to go in a different direction with its football program, and has made its Head Coaching football position vacant. Coach Wright stepped in as head coach, after budget cuts left the head coaching position vacant last year. The new principal of Forest Park High School , Derrick Manning, is committed to raise its athletics program to the highest level.
“In doing this Mr. Manning, has developed a multi-year plan which will begin with bringing in an experienced football head coach and staff. He is as passionate about athletic programs as he is his academic programs. Mr. Manning is committed to bringing back the rich tradition of competiveness, stability, and achievement to football. This program will instill high academic achievement, accountability, a continual strength and conditioning program …”
Wright, who was 2-8 in one season as coach, will remain teaching at the school.
Forest Park hasn’t won more than three games in a season since a 3-7 mark in 2002. Hines Ward played and graduated from the Clayton County school.
Now it’s YOUR turn. Who would be the BEST CANDIDATE for this position? Or any other openings in the state?