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For the second straight offseason Jackson Prep is on the market for a head football coach.

On Friday the school announced that Tyler Turner will not be returning as the Patriots head football coach for the 2022 season.

“Coach Tyler Turner will not be returning for the 2022-23 football season at Jackson Prep.  We thank Coach Turner for his contributions to Jackson Prep and our student athletes last season, and we wish him well as he pursues new opportunities,” said Jackson Prep athletic director Will Crosby in a statement released from the school. “The Jackson Prep administration will immediately begin the search for a new head football coach.”

In his lone season Turner led the Patriots 8-5 in 2021 and reached the Semifinal Round of the MAIS Class 6A playoffs.

Turner came to Prep after longtime Patriot coach Ricky Black stepped down after the 2020 season. Black was the head coach at Prep for 24 seasons, went 263-43 overall and won 13 state championships.

”After discussions with the Administration at Jackson Prep, my family and I will be leaving Jackson Prep to pursue other football interests. During my career, I have never shied away from a challenge and I have no regrets taking on this one. I fought for the student athletes and my family to make it work at Jackson Prep, but the obstacles were too great to overcome,” Turner said. “I am so proud of what this year’s team accomplished. Returning only three starters, this year’s team broke 10 school records including: Most First Downs in a Game, Most First Downs in a Season, Most Pass Receptions in a Season, Most Passing Yards in a Season by a QB, Most Receiving Yards in a Season, Most Team Passing Yards in a Game, Most Team Passing Yards in a Season, Most Touchdown Passes in a Game, Most Touchdown Receptions in a Season, Most Field Goals in a Season, and was one score away from playing for a State Championship. I will always cherish the relationships I have built with the young men I coached at Jackson Prep, and the parents that were so welcoming to my family and me. The young men at Jackson Prep are achievers, and I look forward to seeing what all they achieve in the future.”