Nelson Named Football Coach at Ridgeland Hardeeville

Nelson Named Football Coach at Ridgeland Hardeeville (Image 1)

Ridgeland Hardeeville High School will be in the spotlight on the WSAV Thursday Night Blitz Game of the Week September 25th at home to Battery Creek… under the direction of a new head coach.  Jahmaal Nelson has been named to succeed Blake Raley.


Jahmaal Nelson has been selected to be the new Head Football Coach at Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School. Coach Nelson has served as the running backs coach/special teams coach for the past seven years at Spring Valley High School. Coach Nelson is under a temporary contract as Head Coach until the school board meets in August and approves his teaching position.  Coach Nelson was offered the coaching position on June 26, the last day before the district’s mandatory week off for the July 4th holiday. He has now accepted the offer and will meet the coaches and players this week. There were a total of seven applicants for the coaching position from various states throughout the Southeast. Following the departure of former Head Coach Blake Raley, the team has had an interim Head Coach to fill the position until the new coach was selected.   

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