University School of Jackson

Michael Stroup

Michael Stroup

Athletic Director, Head US Football Coach

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Where do you call home?
Walnut, Mississippi

How long have you been a coach?
17 years

What is your favorite part about your job?
My interest in education directly stems with my life-long infatuation with athletics. My father was a teacher, a very successful head football coach, and presently a retired high school administrator. I have frequently been acquainted with many special people and teams that he has been associated with. Many men have life-long friendships with my father, because they knew he truly cared and expected the best out of them. I too desire for the relationships that form within athletic competition, and realize that what is strived for in athletics are not only the wins and loses, but it is the development of people which is the primary goal in any life activity.

What is your favorite thing about USJ?
To be at the helm of such a storied athletic program is a tremendous honor. It's important to me to be a part of a school that strives for excellence in everything they do. When student-athletes come to the University School of Jackson, they have a unique opportunity to receive a premium education while playing at the highest level of competition.

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Headnotes: Pandemic Leadership

12/01/2020

  November 2, 2020   Greetings USJ Families,   Did I mention that I love baseball? As a student and teacher of American history, I appreciate it as a quintessentially American invention and activity. I really appreciate this Gerald Early quote:   "There are only three things that America will be remembered...

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Randy Olswing Named Chief Financial Officer

11/20/2020

The University School of Jackson announces the recent appointment of Randy Olswing to the senior leadership position of Chief Financial Officer. For the past twenty years, Mr. Olswing served as Assistant Head for Operations/Chief Financial Officer at Hutchison School, a private independent school located in Memphis, Tennessee. Before his...

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Headnotes: Fundamentals

11/02/2020

  November 2, 2020   Greetings USJ Families,   Did I mention that I love baseball? As a student and teacher of American history, I appreciate it as a quintessentially American invention and activity. I really appreciate this Gerald Early quote:   "There are only three things that America will be remembered...

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Headnotes: The Bruin Walk

10/01/2020

   The Bruin Walk   For those who proudly wear the Red and Columbia Blue, this path isn’t just special but treasured. It stands as a symbol of accomplishment. Emblematic of success. This leads to an important, if not existential question: Just how is this success defined? ...

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