Luther Campbell has stepped down from his coaching position at Miami Jackson after only three regular-season games.
Campbell posted on Twitter and Instagram on Thursday morning:
“I like to thank the Young Men at Miami Jackson for the opportunity to Coach them for the last 7 months because of some unforeseen circumstances I am resigning my position as Coach something I’ve never done in my 14 years of coaching in a season.
“I love my player’s, the alumni I wish General Nation nothing but the best.”
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Campbell, the Generals’ assistant head coach, was hired at Jackson as part of a pair of major coaching hires by the school for its football team this past offseason.
Jackson made history when it hired Lakatriona Brunson to become the first female head coach in state history.
Things began positive as the Generals won their spring game and a preseason game against Coral Reef.
After losing its opening game to Columbus, Jackson got a huge win two weeks ago when it stunned Booker T. Washington, which was then ranked No. 2 in the nation.
In a 12-9 defensive struggle, Jackson forced six turnovers.
But the Generals, who had given up only 21 points over their first two games, followed that with a 36-7 district defeat at Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons last week.
Campbell has previously coached at Miami Central, Miami Northwestern and Miami Norland.
Those teams’ defenses typically ranked among the best in the county.
Jackson is scheduled to play Bolles, owner of a record 11 state championships, on Friday night in Jacksonville.