Grambling soccer players wear custom suits at SWAC Media Day

Birmingham, Ala. – Hugh Jackson was smiling and laughing as he shook hands with Deon Sanders and hugged Roland James during SWAC’s first media day as Grambling coach. Flanked by linebacker Joshua Reed and attacking lineman Tyler Thomas, they all talked business.

In keeping with the style he was accustomed to, Jackson had a tailor from Dallas, called the players and took a page out of the “Primetime” book by Jackson State University coach “Primetime” Sanders: “If you look good, you feel good and you play good.”

Players’ numbers were sewn inside their suits and their numbers on the sleeves of their shirts. The suit jackets were black with a yellow stripe on the wide lapel and yellow striped down the side of the jacket, and fitted with the letter “G.” In black and yellow.

July 21, 2022;  Birmingham, AL, USA;  Grambling State Head Coach Hugh Jackson speaks on the main stage during the Southwest Athletics Conference media day at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel.  Gary Cosby Jr. - Tuscaloosa News

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Jackson wants his players to look good and feel good. He knows the job he has done is daunting. The last SWAC Championship for the Tigers came in 2017. To compete for the title this season, the team will need not only a positive attitude, but more players who make up the entire conference team. Last season, they put three players on the team. Defensive Back Kenan Fontenot, Defensive Linebacker Sundiata Anderson & Kicker and Gambler Garrett Urban.

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