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Caulcrick Resigns as Football Coach, Accepts Position with NFL/Xenith

Jehuu Caulcrick, head football coach for the Southwestern Central School District, has accepted a position with the National Football League/Xenith in Detroit, Mich., to research and develop the safety of player equipment.

Caulcrick, a native of Liberia who entered America as a refugee when he was 9 years old, graduated from Clymer High School. He had one of the most prolific high school football careers in recent Western New York history, holding records for touchdowns and rushing.

His final day as head football coach at SWCS is Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, for the Trojans’ homecoming game against Lackawanna. Coach Jake Burkholder will serve as interim head football coach with a full search to be conducted after the end of the 2019 season.

“We appreciate the commitment Coach Caulcrick has given to our students, school, and community,” said district Superintendent Maureen Donahue. “We have full confidence that Coach Burkholder will continue a strong program.

After graduating from Clymer in 2003, Caulcrick went on to play college football at Michigan State, where he earned a degree in sociology. He was signed by the New York Jets then played with the San Francisco 49ers before completing his professional football career with the Buffalo Bills. He then became an integral part of the Athletics Department at Southwestern CSD starting in 2015.

“We will miss Jehuu. He’s been a leader for our student athletes,” said high school Principal Scott Cooper. “He continued to build a rich tradition in our football program with great connections with our players.”

Southwestern’s varsity football team is currently undefeated and ranked first in Section 6 C – South for New York State.

“Coach Caulcrick did a phenomenal job with our student athletes and we wish him the best,” said Kevin Salisbury, district athletic director.

Read more in The Buffalo News: https://buffalonews.com/2019/09/28/southwestern-football-coach-jehuu-caulcrick-resigns/