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TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 29: NFL commentator Deion Sanders speaks during a broadcast at the Tampa Convention Center on January 29, 2009 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders says he will be coaching high school football on Friday nights this fall. Sanders said Monday he will be one three men sharing head coaching duties at Prime Prep Academy, the charter school he is opening this fall in Dallas. The other co-head coaches are former Dallas Cowboys teammates George Hegamin and Kevin Mathis. Despite other commitments including on-air duties with NFL Network, Sanders told dallasnews.com he would be involved in the day-to-day coaching of the team, including Friday night games. Theres been a lot of Cowboys, Mavericks, Rangers, Stars that passed through this city, man, Sanders told The Dallas Morning News. I chose to do this. Prime Prep Academy will begin play this fall in the University Interscholastic League, the predominant high school athletic organization in Texas. Prime Prep will be a Class 3A school (the UIL system goes up to Class 5A) and will begin play Aug. 31. Prime Prep will play an eight game season, instead of the customary 10 games, and will play only one home game in its inaugural season. The home game will be played at a local community college, where Prime is also expected to conduct practices. Mondays initial day of practice was at the schools campus in southern Dallas, which lacks most of the amenities of a traditional football programs. Sanders has headed up youth programs in football and other sports, but this is his first foray at the high school level. He said he isnt bothered by the lack of convention at Prime Prep, including the three-headed head coaching staff. Were not like other schools, Sanders said. We dont care about that kind of stuff. Follow Keith Whitmire on Twitter: @Keith_Whitmire
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