Warriors hire former Husker to lead football program

February 12, 2019 GMT

Schuyler football officially announced the hiring of a new coach to lead the program in a release sent out Monday night.

Jason Ankrah, a former Husker from 2010-2013 who also spent time in the NFL and the Canadian Football League, inherits a team that went 1-8 in each of the last two seasons.

Ankrah’s career at Nebraska was as part of the Blackshirt defense under former coach Bo Pelini. He finished his time in Lincoln with 81 total tackles, 17 for loss and seven sacks. He also intercepted a pass and forced four fumbles.

After college, Ankrah went undrafted but singed with the Houston Texans in 2014. He was on the Tennessee Titans practice squad the next year then played two games for the Ottawa Redblacks of the CFL in 2017.


“Schuyler community, I am more than thankful, excited, and proud to be a part of this great family as your head football coach. My love for the game will never surpass the passion I have for working with and developing young student athletes about life and the game of football,” Ankrah said in the release.

“I am, again, beyond excited to work with the young men of Schuyler, the great teaching and coaching staff, along with the community. I am also excited to be a part of such a growing community with endless opportunity for greatness.

“The sky is the limit from here! Thank you so much for the awesome love and support that has been given by the fans, students, and community. We will need you all this year as we turn over a new leaf.

“The new Schuyler football program is here! The success of this program will come from our daily attacking mentality in practice, home, school, and everything else we do. As we said at the University of Nebraska ‘Day by day, we get better and better, till we can’t be beat, WONT BE BEAT’. This is a process and it starts today! Were all in this together!

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