Brittany Wagner, the spirited counselor who stars on the Netflix series “Last Chance U,” will be taking her talents north this fall.
The former academic advisor at East Mississippi Community College will be working as a special academic consultant at Madison Heights High just outside of Royal Oaks, Mich. according to the Detroit News.
“Quite frankly, if (Alabama football coach) Nick Saban wants to get someone eligible, he calls Brittany,” Madison District Public Schools Superintendent Randy Speck told the Detroit news. “Butch Jones from Tennessee wants to get someone eligible, they call Brittany because they know if they send those kids to that junior college when she was there, she was going to put a plan in place. And if those kids were willing to do the work, they were going to get themselves eligible.
“She has a lot of connections that will really benefit all of our students but it will benefit the student-athlete, no question about that.”
“Last Chance U” is a documentary series that follows football players at one of the top JUCO football programs in the nation, EMCC in Scooba, Miss. The series features football coach Buddy Stephens and Wagner.
Wagner developed special relationships with several EMCC players, helping them turn things around on and off the field to find success in the sport.
Wagner, who has an 8-year-old daughter, announced she was launching her own company 10 Thousand Pencils in June after stepping down from her role at EMCC.
Since the show’s debut, “Last Chance U” has shown four players who’ve transferred to the SEC, including current Auburn QB John Franklin III.