Souers Won’t Return as Head Coach of Lumberjacks

Arizona Sports News online

It may only be September but the coaching carousel started spinning in college football today with a change being made in Flagstaff. Longtime Lumberjack head coach Jerome Souers will not be back after this season is complete.

“Rather than wait until the end of the season, we want to celebrate Jerome’s 20 years of service with NAU. We want our university, Flagstaff and Big Sky communities to have the opportunity to thank him, and wish him the best in the next chapter of his life. I want to thank Jerome for his service to NAU and the football program,” NAU VP for Athletics Dr. Lisa Campos said.

Souers has been the head football coach at NAU since 1998. He has coached NAU to a 112-105 record since taking over the Lumberjack football program in 1998. Currently tied for the seventh-longest tenured coach in the FCS, Souers has coached 39 different players to All-American honors and 177 players to all-conference honors. In the classroom, his student-athletes have combined for 176 Big Sky All-Academic awards and seven total players have been named Academic All-Americans.

The ‘Jacks have lost their first two games of the 2017 season to Arizona and Western Illinois.

Media personality Brad Cesmat first rose to fame in Southern California with the launching of "The Mighty 690" all-sports radio station in the late 1980's and early 90's. Brad came to Arizona in 1993 to begin a 10-year run at KTAR Radio followed by nine years at KTVK-TV in Phoenix. Brad is the Founder/ CEO of His vision of multi platform content marketing through sports began in September of 2011. Cesmat has served on the Advisory Board for the Salvation Army for the last 18 years. He and his wife Chris have four children.