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Derrick Martin will be stepping down as head football coach from Thomas Jefferson High School.  Coach Martin was the head football coach at TJ for three years and led the Spartans to two playoff runs and an overall record of 24-8.  We enjoyed having Coach Martin and will miss him greatly.  We also respect his decision and commitment to his family.

Martin stated, “Time is an interesting concept. There is never enough time to change the world. However, ‘if you want to change the world go home and love your kids!’ (Mother Teresa).  I am grateful for my time at Thomas Jefferson to have the ability to make some change but now my kids are at the age where they need the coaching the most. TJ is in a great place now with great talent as well as a great culture surrounding them along with a strong foundation. I think the next coach will have the ability to have a great start. I am excited for the ‘time’ I will get to spend with my kids but also in the ‘time’ I have spent at my other home! TJ all day!”

We’d like to thank Coach Martin for the time he has given to TJ and for the many contributions he has made and continues to make to our students, school, and community.  We wish him every success in the future!


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