Former Florida star Jacquez Green named head coach at Manatee High School

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Former Florida star wideout Jacquez Green climbed up another rung on his coaching journey. It was announced on May 5th that Green would become the head coach at Manatee High School near Bradenton, Florida.

He was named the interim coach of the program after the school decided to fire former coach Yusuf Shakir. Green served as his offensive coordinator since 2019. During the first half of last season, he led the Canes to an 8-2 record.

Green will finally have the chance to become a head coach at the high school football level. He spent the last 15 years working his way up through the coaching ranks. The former NFL second-round draft pick was an offensive coordinator at five different schools before joining Manatee.

In three seasons at Florida, Green caught 113 passes for 2,181 yards and 23 touchdowns. He added 165 yards and three touchdowns rushing the ball. He declared for the NFL after the 1997 season where he was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played six years at football’s highest level and tallied 162 catches 2,311 yards and three touchdowns.

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