Jefferson is looking for a new football coach after the school parted ways with Anthony Jordan this week.

Jordan, Jefferson’s coach of the past two years, wrote on Facebook that school released him of his duties.

“As of this morning, after quite a process, the Administration at Jeff and the PPS District Athletic staff have decided to release me of my duties as Head Football Coach at Jefferson. For over a month, I’ve been praying and discerning with my family, my friends, and my team at (Portland Leadership Foundation). We all had a check in our spirit that maybe a change was needed. Today, we are all at peace. I will be stepping away from Jefferson High School for the foreseeable future.”

Here is the entire statement from Jordan.

Jeff Peeler, assistant athletic director for Portland Public Schools, said Jefferson “is moving in a different direction.”

Jordan didn’t immediately respond to a call seeking comment from The Oregonian/OregonLive.

Under Jordan, the Democrats were 11-9 and reached the Class 6A playoffs both years. Jordan’s son, Caleb, was Jefferson’s starting quarterback this past season as a sophomore.

–Nick Daschel | [email protected] | @nickdaschel

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