Posted: 11:35 pm Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Jessie Hester named Lake Worth AD 

By Jeff Greer

Jessie Hester is at his third high school in three years, but his new home has provided him with new roles.

Hester, 49, added Lake Worth High athletics director to his resume this weekend, replacing Carlton Jackson as the leader of the Trojans’ sports department, CBS 12 first reported late Sunday night. The former Glades Central and Suncoast head football coach already is the receivers coach at Lake Worth under head coach Errick Lowe.

Hester took Glades Central to two state title games (2009 and 2010), but was fired in 2010 after the Raiders lost 14-13 to defending state champion Cocoa. He spent last year at Suncoast, improving the Chargers but struggling with the school’s strict academic requirements, which made it difficult for Hester’s team to practice on a regular schedule. He resigned after the season.

Hester was a standout wide receiver at Glades Central and Florida State before spending 11 seasons in the NFL. He was recently inducted into the Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame.

Lake Worth has been a program undergoing some change lately, with Jackson’s departure and the pending arrival of Palm Beach County basketball coaching legend Murray Smith, who will coach boys’ hoops.