Jason Witten to become high school football coach in Texas

Jason Witten's football journey took him from the playing field to the broadcast booth and back to the action, before the latest stop in his career: high school football coach. 

The former Dallas Cowboys tight end, who played his 17th and final NFL season with the Las Vegas Raiders, will be the head coach at Liberty Christian School in Argyle, Texas. 

“Faith. Family. Football,” the 38-year-old said in a statement, according to The Cross Timbers Gazette. “In this next chapter, it is important to me to be the best father and husband I can be, while making a positive impact in the community and share the wisdom I’ve accumulated over the years to positively impact the next generation."

Liberty Christian School is excited to announce our new Head Football Coach Jason Witten. Jason, former Dallas Cowboy tight end and long-time Liberty parent will be joining the Liberty Christian coaching staff as Head Football Coach. It’s a great day to be a Warrior! pic.twitter.com/SPtdSqvxID

Witten shared news of his retirement last month, and he will sign a one-day contract with Dallas in March to officially retire as a Cowboy. He is the franchise's all-time leader in catches and ranks second in touchdowns. An 11-time Pro Bowl selection, Witten spent the 2018 season as the color commentator on ESPN's "Monday Night Football" broadcast. 

Contributing: Jori Epstein, USA TODAY

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