Former Central Union and Southwest high schools football coach Jack Eatinger is back doing what he likes … coaching collegiate football.
After being a coach and teacher in the Central Union High School District for 13 years, Eatinger retired from teaching in California in March and went to work for an old friend at Norfolk State University in Virginia as an offensive line coach.
"I'm a football coach and I wanted to coach football," said Eatinger, who hadn't coached since Southwest High's 1998 campaign. "I'm doing strictly one thing over here, and that is coaching. I'm really enjoying myself over here. I've been here five months and it seems like five minutes."
Eatinger was called about moving to Norfolk by longtime friend Mo Forte, the team's head coach, over a year ago, but Eatinger wasn't ready to just get up and go. Eatinger was a physical education instructor and coach of the Southwest golf squad. Earlier this year he made his decision to head back to college football, where he coached for 30 years before his high school stint.