Ex-Edsel Ford grid star named LP head coach

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Jamie Grignon, former prep star at Edsel Ford, has been named the new varsity football head coach at Lincoln Park.

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Jamie Grignon, former prep star at Edsel Ford, has been named the new varsity football head coach at Lincoln Park.

This is his second stint as top mentor of the Parkers football program. Grignon ran the varsity from 1993 to 1999 and is a Physical Education teacher at the Downriver school.

The native Dearbornite is taking on a huge challenge since Railsplitters football teams haven’t won a game since 2006, representing the nation’s longest losing streak.

Don McKenzie, acting athletic director at Lincoln Park, recently announced the selection of Grignon to the top spot.

“Our team motto is “Win The Day’” one day at a time, not getting to high or to low,” Grignon said after being named head coach. “Come August my coaches are going to emphasize fundamentals in all phases of the game.”

Grignon is a 1975 Edsel Ford graduate, where he was an outstanding athlete and was recruited by Grand Valley State University in football. He was a safety while playing college ball.

Ted Grignon, Jamie’s older brother who also played at Edsel, was the starting quarterback at Western Michigan University during the early 1970s.

“The off-season commitment by the Lincoln Park players has been outstanding,” Jamie Grignon said, summing up his new assignment. “Everyone is looking forward to the new season this fall.”

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