Former Murrah boys' basketball coach Marlon Dorsey will begin working in South Panola schools in Batesville, Miss., this fall.
Dorsey was among the Jackson Public Schools employee resignations reported to the district's school board in May.
Dorsey came under fire in 2010 for whipping players with a weight belt as a form of punishment, something he admitted and for which he apologized. Corporal punishment has been prohibited in JPS since 1991.
South Panola Schools Superintendent Keith Shaffer said Dorsey will be a teacher and will assist with athletic programs "at all levels."
Dorsey will not be a head coach, Shaffer said.
Shaffer said he is aware of Dorsey's troubles in JPS and does not think his students nor anyone else is in danger.
"I think the gentleman learned a lesson and I think he deserves an opportunity," Shaffer said.
He said he thinks Dorsey can do some good in the district.
Corporal punishment is allowed in South Panola schools, but it is meted by administrators, not teachers, Shaffer said.
JPS is still involved in a federal civil rights lawsuit with the parents of some Murrah basketball players who Dorsey whipped with a weight belt.