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Forest Hills Names Jammie Deese as New Head Football Coach

By Tim Winters, 01/14/20, 7:00PM EST


Forest Hills High School has named Jammie Deese as their new head football coach, replacing Cory Smith, who stepped down in early December. 

After an extensive search and interview process, the Yellow Jackets selected Deese, a former multi-sport athlete at Wake Forest University including his four years starting at wide receiver for the Deacons.

Most recently, Deese served as the offensive coordinator at the University of West Florida. 

As a player, Deese recorded 184 career catches for 2,348 yards and 11 touchdowns. Upon graduation, he signed as a free agent with the Washington Redskins and assigned to the Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europe.

Deese has also played ball for the Carolina Cobras in the Arena Football League as well as the Fayetteville Guard of the National Indoor Football League.

After his playing career was over, Deese took his first coaching position as a graduate assistant at UNC-Pembroke in 2009. He worked his way up to the wide receivers coach and ultimately in the role of offensive coordinator in 2013, where the Braves passing offense was ranked ninth-best in the nation in Division II.

Forest Hills finished the 2019 season with a 4-7 record and will look to Deese to turn around a football program that hasn't seen a winning season since 2015.

Below a few clips of Coach Deese in action down at West Florida courtesy of the University of West Florida Athletics  YouTube Channel.

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