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Disease Has Nation Ford Coach Out Of Action, Seeking Answers

Friday 15 March 2019


From US newspaper Fort Mill Times / The Herald:


Jon Jarrett
Former Nation Ford boys’ soccer coach Jon Jarrett is
battling an illness that has caused him to have to
step down from coaching in an effort to
concentrate on getting healthy.

Disease has Nation Ford coach out of action, seeking answers

By Mac Banks (Special To Fort Mill Times)
March 14, 2019
© 2019 The Herald. All Rights Reserved.

FORT MILL – Some losses are harder than others. Former Nation Ford boys’ soccer coach Jon Jarrett knows that all too well.

Jarrett and the Falcons lost the 5A state championship game last May to Wando 2-1. For Jarrett it was harder to deal because of the uncertainty his future now holds. That loss may have been the last game Jarrett ever coaches.

“It was a high character team,” he said. “It was a crazy run to get there and it was excruciating losing that game. That group of guys worked so hard and were so cohesive. Knowing that could be my last game coaching high school soccer, it was a moment I will never forget for sure. It was a life defining moment.”

Then, in November 2018, Jarrett, 47, was diagnosed with Myalgia encephalomyelitis (ME), a disease he has had for the past seven years, but struggled to come to terms with it until he knew for sure.


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