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Ex-Caroline AD hired at another Battlefield District school

Jeremy Jack departed one Battlefield District school last week.

But this week he’s headed to another.

Jack’s hiring as a history teacher and assistant football coach at King George High School was approved by the county’s school board Monday night.

Jack resigned last week as the athletic director at Caroline after one year.

“It’s always disappointing when it’s a one-year stint,” Jack said. “Certainly those who judge will say ‘You didn’t give it a try.’ But at the end of the day, I’ve got to make decisions based on the advantages and disadvantages for myself and my family.”

Jack said he decided to leave Caroline because he wanted to focus more on coaching. The Colonial Beach resident said his commute to work will be shorter at King George, as well.

Jack was also an assistant coach with the Cavaliers, but said his athletic director duties often interfered. He said at King George he’ll be “100 percent committed to football.”

He’s expected to serve as the defensive coordinator for the Foxes. He’ll coach the offensive and defensive lines, too.

Before he arrived at Caroline, Jack was the head coach at Colonial Beach for eight seasons. He was the 2007 Free Lance-Star Coach of the Year after he helped lead the Drifters to the Group A, Division 1 state semifinals.

Jack, 34, said he eventually wants to be a head coach again.

“At my age,” he said, “I feel like I’ve got another good 15 years left.”