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By Ashley Parkinson
The Record-Times 

Coach Nelson hangs up his hat

"Now is a good time to step down"


Last updated 1/27/2023 at 2:54pm

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Jeff Nelson is recognized for leading Odessa to the 1B state football championship in 2019. Nelson announced his resignation as Odessa football coach this week.

ODESSA - Head football coach Jeff Nelson has officially hung up his hat, as was announced at the regular school board meeting Wednesday, Jan. 25.

His passion for football produced seven state championships in Odessa.

"Football is not just a three or four-month thing for me," Nelson said. "It is something that is a year-round hobby. Someone else might call it an obsession."

Nelson's first coaching experience was in 1989 as a volunteer assistant at Garfield-Palouse.

The following year Nelson was an assistant coach at LaCrosse-Washtucna until 1993 when he took the head coach position at LW...

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