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Delta State names new defensive coordinator

Jerry Partridge, Delta State defensive coordinator
Jerry Partridge, Delta State defensive coordinator

Delta State recently named Jerry Partridge its new defensive coordinator.

Partridge is a former head coach at Missouri Western State. He went 149-83 at the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association. The Griffrons made four trips in the Division II playoffs and six Mineral Bowl games.

“We could not have been more fortunate to add a coach of Jerry’s caliber to our staff,” Statesmen coach Todd Cooley said in a press release. “Coach Partridge is well-respected within the coaching fraternity as a defensive mind and more so for his ability to mold his student-athletes into young men of character.”

Partridge replaces Raleigh Jackson, who resigned to pursue other opportunities.

Delta State, the 2000 D-II national champions, went 4-7 last year.

James Jones: 228-896-2320, @_jkjones

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