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Rick Comegy out at Jackson State

Rick Comegy had a successful tenure at Jackson State, leading it to the SWAC championship game seven times. But he still got shown the door.

Rick Comegy just led Jackson State to its second-straight SWAC championship, but apparently that won’t cut it at Jackson State. The school released a statement on Wednesday morning announcing that he was released from his position as head coach.

Am told JSU players were informed of the coaching changes through a message just a short while ago, there was no team meeting
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“We are grateful to Coach Comegy and his staff for their service to Jackson State,” Fuller said. “We appreciate the work he has done with JSU athletics and we wish him well.”

Rick Comegy was 55-35 in eight seasons at Jackson State. He led Jackson State to six SWAC East title games and championship game appearances, winning it all in 2007. In fact, Comegy led JSU to winning seasons every year except once, as JSU fell to 3-7 in 2009.

Prior to taking the job at Jackson State, Comegy had a successful career at both Tuskegee and Central State University. Comegy went 18-3 in two seasons at Central State, leading the program to the NAIA national title after taking over for legendary head coach Billy Joe. From there he went to Tuskegee, where he restored the program to glory with a 90-26 record over 10 years, including six SIAC titles.

Editor’s Note: Rick Comegy wouldn’t be out of a job long as he was hired at Mississippi Valley State prior to the 2014 season. His success did not translate there as he went 3-38 before being let go following the 2017 season.

Rick Comegy out at Jackson State
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