Ex-JSU coach was paid $170k in settlement after firing

Ex-JSU coach was paid $170k in settlement after firing
Former head coach Harold Jackson

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Former Jackson State University head football coach Harold Jackson reached a settlement with the Institute of Higher Learning.

In a newly-obtained document by WLBT, Jackson’s settlement was worth $170,000. The settlement was reached in October 2018 but just made public.

Jackson was fired in 2015 after just 17 games as head coach. The team went just 6-11 during his tenure.

Jackson filed a lawsuit against IHL, which was completed with the settlement.

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