|College:||Wichita State '07|
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Prior to coming to SIUE, Jackson served as a volunteer assistant coach for the Saint Louis University Billikens. His duties included serving as the first base coach, working with all hitters, working with outfielders and corner infielders defensively, and serving as team's travel planner.
In three seasons with the Billikens, Jackson helped the team to 88 wins, including an Atlantic 10 Championship in 2010. SLU participated in the Louisville Regional for the NCAA Tournament. Billiken hitters increased batting average, doubles, and home runs under Jackson's watch.
Jackson also has served as an assistant coach and hitting coach for the El Dorado Broncos of the Jayhawk Summer League. He helped the 2007 team to a fourth-place finish at the NBC National Baseball Tournament.
He has worked with youth players as a pitching and hitting instructor at the Athletix Factory since 2008 teaching the fundamentals of the game.
As a player, Jackson was a coveted recruit when he came out of Edwardsville, where he was a three-time All-State pick and a two-time Alton Telegraph Metro Player of the Year. Jackson remains the all-time leader in home runs, batting average, runs batted in and walks at Edwardsville High School.
He then played at Wichita State under legendary coach Gene Stephenson. Jackson was a pitcher and a first baseman for the Shockers, earning Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player honors in 2005, 2006 Most Improved Player for Wichita State, and All-MVC honors in 2007.
Jackson earned a bachelor's degree from Wichita State in 2007.