He's now the offensive coordinator at Trinity Christian School, a role he'll relinquish after the fall as Jackson State prepares for a spring season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. I am TRULY proud to be a part of the JSU Tiger family. Isn't this what's needed?
"It's a match made in heaven", Sanders said on the podcast.
On Saturday night, the 53-year-old posted photos to his Instagram account that showed him at his home with officials from Jackson State University.
"I've been offered pro jobs", Sanders added, "so people know I could be an assistant in any college".
Sanders, 53, who earned the nickname "Prime Time" because he famously delivered during the biggest moments on the football field, said he was divinely inspired to take the position, according to his podcast, "21st & Prime", which aired on Sunday night, September 20, 2020.
Sanders was a standout tri-sport athlete at Florida State, as he ran track and played baseball in addition to being a football star. He also earned eight Pro Bowl and nine first-team All-Pro selections during a career in which he also returned kicks and punts and played wide receiver.
This will be Sander's first time coaching at a college level, as he never coached professionally or at the collegiate level before. Hendrick signed a two-year, $380,000 contract with the program in December 2018.
The Tigers went 4-8 in 2019 and haven't had a winning season since 2013. The program has had a 23-44 overall record since 2014. Sanders will begin coaching this spring after the SWAC postponed fall sports because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Tigers are scheduled to play eight regular-season games starting February 21. He will continue in that role until the end of the team's season.