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Retired New York Giants LB Antonio Pierce Hired as Coach at Long Beach Poly

February 6th, 2014 at 10:00 AM
By Billy Javed

Former New York Giants Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champion linebacker, Antonio Pierce, has reportedly been hired as the new head football coach at Long Beach Poly.

The former ESPN analyst will be heading back to the sidelines, this time as coach, where he as no prior experience. Pierce, who hails from Compton, California, has no ties to the school but still managed to beat out two current assistants to become the first outside at the school since 1971.

Long Beach Poly is regarded as one of the finer prep schools in the nation. Former alumni include DeSean Jackson, Mercedes Lewis, and Willie McGinest.

A press conference to announce Pierce's hiring is scheduled for 2:00 PM local time on Thursday. He will be the 25th head coach in the Jackrabbit's 106-year history.

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One Response to “Retired New York Giants LB Antonio Pierce Hired as Coach at Long Beach Poly”

  1.  fanfor55years says:

    They must have shown AP the groaning training table and he said “This is the place for me”.

    I get all over the guy because I think he was ridiculously overrated starting in 2006 and that overrating continued to grow until the day he was dumped, but before that he was a pretty good linebacker, and he knows football, so he may prove a pretty decent coach. And frankly, his continuous presence at MLB was more a reflection upon the coaching staff than upon him.

    We’d better retain Jon Beason because he’s the first really good MLB we’ve had since Harry Carson. If Reese allows him to walk he should be sent out of town on a rail.

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