Juwan Jackson Named Head Football Coach


(North Bridgton, ME- May 11, 2015)— Bridgton Academy announced today that Juwan Jackson has been named Head Football Coach at the school. Coach Jackson replaces Coach Bobby Erhardt.

Coach Jackson has most recently served as Defensive Line Coach at Monmouth University. Prior to Monmouth, Coach Jackson has also been a member of the football staff at Oregon University (under Chip Kelly, who is now Head Coach of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles), Rutgers University, Wagner College, and his alma mater Marist College where he was an All-Conference center during his playing days.

“One can tell that this is a special place with great people and leadership all around. I can’t wait to be part of this team and I’m incredibly excited to build upon the rich tradition of football history at Bridgton Academy,” Coach Jackson stated.

Coach Jackson brings an incredible amount of football knowledge, a strong professional network of coaching contacts throughout the industry, and perhaps most importantly, possesses a value system that is in alignment with Bridgton Academy’s mission and vision in best preparing students academically and athletically for the rigors of college and life beyond.

“We are very excited to announce Juwan Jackson as our new Head Football Coach here at Bridgton Academy,” said Bridgton Academy’s Headmaster, Grady Vigneau. “He inherits a long and distinguished tradition of excellence fostered over the last fifty years by established coaching legends Tom Austin, Lee Harriman, Tom McCabe, and Rick Marcella. Juwan’s energy, experience, and college coaching network will significantly enhance the already strong reputation that BA football enjoys. Coach Jackson fits the mold of each of his accomplished predecessors, bringing college coaching and recruiting experience to campus along with a foundation of respect for academic rigor, community, and personal achievement.”

Monmouth University Head Football Coach Kevin Callahan said, “Juwan is a knowledgeable football coach who will be a great addition to the Bridgton Academy community. He will take a genuine interest in each of his players and helP them develop into successful citizens, students and athletes while building a winning program.”

Coach Jackson will be living on campus at Bridgton Academy. He will assume his coaching responsibilities immediately.

Bridgton Academy’s mission is to provide a program for young men in a unique, one-year postgraduate environment to prepare for the competitive rigors of college and beyond. Bridgton Academy is located in western Maine, in the town of North Bridgton.