Jabbar Juluke only left Louisiana for a short time, but the longtime high school and college coach is back.
This time, he’s with LSU.
The Tigers named Juluke the team’s new running backs coach on Saturday. He replaces Frank Wilson, who left the university to accept the head coaching position at the University of Texas at San Antonio last month.
“Jabbar is a veteran running backs coach with strong ties to New Orleans,” LSU coach Les Miles said. “He has a proven track record of success at both the college and high school level and he’s going to do a great job of continuing to develop our players both on and off the field.
“Jabbar is a great fit for us and we are excited to have him join our program.”
Juluke is coming off a short stint at Texas Tech, where he was hired about a month ago.
He spent three years as the running backs coach at Louisiana Tech, where he helped running back Kenneth Dixon reach record-setting numbers.
Under Juluke’s tutelage, Dixon finished as Louisiana Tech’s all-time leader in touchdowns (87), points score (522) and games played in which he scored a touchdown (38).
Prior to joining the collegiate ranks, Juluke spent nine seasons at the helm of Edna Karr High School in New Orleans. Juluke finished his tenure at the school with an overall mark of 80-39, including a 14-0 season capped with a Class 4A state championship in 2012.
Additionally, Juluke’s Karr teams went 49-8 over his final four years , appearing in the state title game three times.
During Juluke’s time at Karr, 70 players signed college football scholarships.
Juluke is a Southern graduate and helped lead the team to a Black National Championship in 1993.
He will be charged with coaching potential Heisman Trophy candidate Leonard Fournette, as well as talented young players in Derrius Guice, Nick Brossette and Devin White.
Equally as important, Juluke is charged with filling the all-important responsibility of spearheading in-state recruiting, which Wilson thrived in.