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June 23, 2012By Jimmy White of Prattville High School
JASON BROWN RETURNS TO PRATTVILLE AFTER SEVEN SEASONS WITH MUSTANGS
Autauga County’s Board of Education gave the approval for coach Chad Anderson to fill one of the vacancies on the Prattville High School coaching staff.
Jason Brown was hired effective June 14 as a social science teacher at the high school. In addition to his teaching duties he will also serve as wide receiver coach for the varsity football program.
This will be Brown’s second tour of duty with the Lions’ football program. During the school year 2003-2004 Brown was a social studies teacher at Prattville Junior High School. He also was offensive line coach for Prattville freshmen football team working under head coach Ronald Harper.
He left Prattville Junior High to accept a position on the Stanhope Edmore High School staff as the head coach of the Mustangs’ Freshmen team.
Brown is a native of Montgomery where he attended Sidney Lanier High School. He was a member of the Poets baseball team. Brown graduated from Sidney Lanier in the spring of 1992.
After graduation from Lanier he went into the real world and worked for six years. Understanding the importance of education and having a desire to get into the teaching and coaching profession in 1999 he enrolled at the University of Alabama. Brown earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in History and a minor in Asian Studies.
During this period Brown met his wife, Nancy. After their marriage the couple settled in Prattville, where Brown’s parents had made their home.
Brown taught and coached for one year at Prattville Junior high. He then accepted a coaching/teaching position at Stanhope Elmore High School, where he worked for seven years.
“Those were seven good years at Stanhope Elmore. I can’t express my appreciation for coach (Jeff) Foshee. He is a good man and was a great person to work for and coach under. I had seven good years at the school,
“When I heard that coach Dubose was going to leave Prattville and Chad might be hired, I got in touch with Chad and expressed my desire to come back to Prattville. When I learned there would be a teaching position available and I would have the opportunity to fill the position, I went to Coach Foshee and explained to him my reasons for wanting to move back to Prattville,
“My daughter (Hannah) is in the 7th grade, and my son (Drew) is in the third grade, and both attend the Prattville public schools. I felt I needed to be closer to them. Also my parents live in Prattville, and my church (First Baptist Church) is in Prattville,
“Coach Foshee understood the situation and was gracious about my decision. He was very supportive of my decision to leave the Stanhope School system and return to Prattville. I will always cherish my time at Stanhope Elmore. There are a lot of fine folks at the school. I know I am a better coach for the time I spent there with those guys on the football staff."
While at Stanhope Elmore Brown was head coach of the freshmen team one year. He then coached the offensive line for four years and the final two seasons Brown coached tight ends and special teams.
When questioned about the Lions’ prospects for wide receivers and a passing game, Brown said there was a lot of talent on the squad, although most of the wide receivers do not have much playing time.
“I have been impressed with the quantity of athletes at Prattville as well as the quality. I am certainly impressed with Coach Anderson. He’s a hands on coach,
“The wide receivers will be ready for fall and they are looking forward to the challenge. Most did not get much playing time last year what with 42 seniors playing last year. That’s the reason for the summer programs to learn the new system and be ready for the opening game,” he added.