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Jason Witten Accepts High School Coaching Job in Texas

Many expected , who just last week announced he re-retirement, to remain in football and move into the ranks with his next job. But the Hall-of-Famer didn't do it in the NFL, and instead has accept the head coaching position with Liberty Christian School in Argyle, Texas.

Witten has been connected with Liberty Christian for many years through his children's attendance there. Though a native of Washington D.C. and later Tennessee for his high school and college years, Jason and his family have lived in Texas since he joined the in 2003.

Witten has been one of the most respected players in the NFL during his 17-year career. For both his locker room and technical proficiency at the tight end position, Jason has long been tagged as a future coach once his playing days were over.

After retiring once before following the , Witten spent a year in the booth but to negative reviews. He returned to the NFL for a final season with the Cowboys in 2019 and then one year with the in 2020.

Last week Jason announced he was hanging up the cleats again and this time, one would assume, for good.

There's always been a thought that Witten would find coaching work with the Dallas Cowboys or perhaps join somewhere when he was ready to start the next chapter. But it appears Witten is also thinking about his with this next chapter.

Who knows where this first foray into coaching could eventually lead? For now, we join in congratulating Jason Witten on his new job and wish him all the best for the future.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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