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Jamaica College switch coaches ahead of Manning Cup restart

By April 06, 2019

Jamaica College (JC) will be led into next season’s ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup competition by former National Under-17 coach Davion Ferguson.

Ferguson’s appointment comes on the back of a trophyless season for the dark blues, the first time in five years, former coach, Andrew Peart overseeing the disappointment.

Peart resigned from the post after less than a year in job after he failed to match the achievements of Miguel Coley before him.

Coley had won five straight Manning Cup titles before leaving for an overseas assignment, but Peart found St George’s College in the way at last year’s final-four stage.

Peart is still head coach of the University of the West Indies, UWI, in the Red Stripe Premier League and it is believed that the conflict between the two assignments was what led to his resignation rather than his failure to bring a trophy to JC.

Reports have come out to say JC principal, Wayne Robinson, had asked Peart to focus completely on the school, as that was what it needed. However, Peart could not let go of his commitment to UWI.

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