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Jessie Hester to coach wide receivers at Lake Worth

Mar 26, 2012 -- 11:18am

By: Wells Dusenbury

Jessie Hester will be back on the sidelines in 2012, but it won't be as a head coach.

The former Glades Central and Suncoast head coach told ESPN 760 at the Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame Awards that he would coach the wide receivers for Lake Worth next year.

"I just want to stay involved and mentally sharp just in case something opens up," said Hester, who was inducted Sunday night into the Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame.

"I want to make sure my name is still out there and that I'm willing to coach and just want to stay active." 

Hester served as Glades Central's head coach for three seasons, accumulating a 36-4 record before being dismissed by the school following the 2010 season. Hester then spent the past season as Suncoast's head coach, but resigned following a 3-7 season, citing the school's strict academic standards.

Hester should serve as a great mentor for the Trojans' receiving core, as he played ten seasons in the NFL as a wideout. During his his career, he had 373 receptions for 5850 yards and 29 touchdowns.

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