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Former Wakulla Football Coach Honored

By: Dave Robin Email
By: Dave Robin Email

The War Eagles honor a legend. Former Wakulla head football coach J.D. Jones now has a stadium named after him.

"I love coaching football and I think I would have coached even if they didn't pay me. To get the stadium named after me is just the icing on the cake," said J.D. Jones.

Coach Jones has a mile long list of accomplishments throughout his career. Two state titles, two Florida State 2-A coach of the year awards and leading the War Eagles to the playoffs a stunning twenty times in his 29 year career just to name a few. The three time Big Bend coach of year certainly leaving a permanent finger print on the Wakulla football program.

"One of the greatest coaches I've ever played for. That was the best thing about it. I learned a lot from coach Jones," said Nigel Bradham

"He's what Wakulla high school football is all about. Been here 29 years. Won so many games that there's no coach that's gonna come in and do what he did," said Wakulla.

Head Football Coach Scott Klees said, "To me, I looked up so much to him and learned so much that words can't explain how much he meant to Wakulla football."

So when the war eagles square off vs Taylor County for the home opener, they'll be taking J.D. Jones Stadium at Reynolds Field.


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