NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee State is naming Eddie George its new head soccer coach, sources advised ESPN.
George will exchange Ron Reed, who had been with the Tigers since 2010 and compiled a 60-69 document.
Reed’s departure is anticipated to be introduced Monday, with George scheduled to be launched Tuesday, sources advised ESPN.
George starred at working again for the Tennessee Titans from 1996 to 2003, and the Tigers hope he’ll carry a much-needed spark to this system. The college is taking a path just like the one taken by Jackson State, which employed NFL Corridor of Famer Deion Sanders to take over its program in September. Jackson State is 4-3 in Sanders’ first season as its coach.
Like Sanders, George does not have in depth teaching expertise. Since retiring from the NFL in 2004, George has stayed linked to Nashville whereas additionally turning into an actor, with performances on Broadway and in movie.
George has been a mentor for numerous Titans gamers, particularly Derrick Henry, who credit a heart-to-heart dialog with George as a contributing issue to his breakout season in 2018. The Tigers hope having an enormous title like George will assist recruiting and produce extra consideration to the college. The teaching employees already contains former NFL cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.
Previous to his time in Tennessee, George was a star at Ohio State, profitable the 1995 Heisman Trophy. His No. 27 is retired by each the Buckeyes and the Titans.
Stadium first reported the information of George’s hiring at Tennessee State.
ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg and Chris Low contributed to this report.