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Lake Worth names Jessie Hester as new football head coach

Dec 09, 2012 -- 4:43pm

By: Wells Dusenbury

After taking a year off from coaching, Jessie Hester will be back roaming the sidelines in 2013.

Following the resignation of Errick Lowe, Lake Worth has named Jessie Hester as its new head coach.

After head coaching stints with Glades Central and Suncoast, Hester has spent the past year as Lake Worth's athletic director. Hester confirmed he will continue in that role as well.

After Lowe resigned, Hester and Lake Worth principal George Lockhart began to look through resumes for the vacant position before deciding to stay in-house.

"We decided it was probably best if I took over due to my experience," said Hester.

Hester spent three years as Glades Central's head coach, accumulating a 36-4 record before being dismissed after the 2010 season. The following year, Hester coached one season at Suncoast, before resigning after a 3-7 season.

After spending the past season as the Trojan's AD, the Florida State alum is ready to get back into coaching.

"I'm definitely excited about it and the challenge ahead. It's not going to be an easy deal."

Lake Worth finished the 2012 season with a 1-9 record in Lowe's final season as head coach.

Hester though is prepared for the challenge ahead.

"If I can win them over on the academic side of things; if they can buy into that, the football side comes easy when they start feeling good about themselves off-the-field," said Hester. "That's how we were successful at Glades Central."

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