Posted: 10:16 pm Sunday, March 27th, 2011

Ex-Glades Central coach Jessie Hester honored as coach of year at Hall of Fame induction 

By Matt Porter

WEST PALM BEACH — Back-to-back appearances in the state-title game weren’t enough to enable Jessie Hester to keep his job.

But they were enough to get him honored.

Hester, who was fired as coach of his alma mater, Glades Central High, nonetheless received the High School Coach of the Year Award on Sunday night during the Palm Beach County Sports Commission’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.

“No question, it’s extremely ironic,” said Hester, who was hired as coach at Suncoast.

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