Pioneer hires former Chelsea assistant Jari Brown as varsity football coach
Pioneer High School has hired Jari Brown as its head football coach, athletic director Eve Claar announced in a release on Tuesday.
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Brown played at Eastern Michigan from 1999-2002 and was captain in 2002. He currently works as a Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department Corrections Officer and is pursuing his teaching certificate at Eastern.
Brown replaces Paul Test who resigned in December in the aftermath of a brawl that broke out following the team's game with cross-town rival Huron. Huron coach Cory Gildersleeve also resigned in the weeks following the brawl.
Test retires with a 16-7 record in two seasons (3-2 postseason), two Southeastern Conference Red Division titles, and a 2011 district title. His team this year advanced to the district finals before falling to Saline.