Eric Jackson is in his fourth season as a member of the Ute basketball staff and his second as an assistant coach. He has seven years of college coaching experience. Jackson works with the perimeter players and assists in coordinating underclass recruiting.
Jackson spent his first two years at Utah as the video coordinator. He also assisted in directing the Rick Majerus Basketball Camp.
Before joining the Utah staff, Jackson spent four years as an assistant coach at St. Norbert College, an NCAA Division III school in De Pere, Wis. During his tenure, the Green Knights won one league title and made an NCAA Tournament appearance. The team also set the NCAA all divisions single-game record for field goal accuracy at 96 percent in 1999-2000. Jackson also helped organize and run the Bawl Basketball Camp, staged free for innercity youth, from 1990-93 in Milwaukee, Wis.
As a player at Wisconsin-Green Bay in the mid-90s, Jackson helped lead the Phoenix to two Midwestern Collegiate Conference championships and three NCAA Tournament appearances. During the 1995-96 season, UWGB was ranked in the Top 25 and went undefeated in conference play. The three-year starter made the conference all-defensive team in 1994-95 and '95-96, and led the team in assists three years.
Jackson was coached at Wisconsin-Green Bay by Dick Bennett, who later moved to Wisconsin and led the Badgers to the 2000 NCAA Final Four. Jackson graduated with a degree in business administration.
The Milwaukee native was born on Jan. 15, 1974. He has taken coursework toward a master's degree in exercise and sport science at the University of Utah.
Eric is the son of Albert and Joyce Jackson. Albert is an assistant coach at Rufus King High School, a boys' basketball powerhouse in Wisconsin. Eric has a sister Rhonda (35), a niece Sydney (4) and a nephew Tony (2).
The Jackson File
Birthdate: Jan. 15, 1974
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wis.
High School: Rufus King
College Education: Wisconsin-Green Bay, B.A., Business Administration, 1999
1992-96: Wisconsin-Green Bay
|2002-Present||Utah, Assistant Coach|
|2000-02||Utah, Video Coordinator|
|1996-2000||St. Norbert College (De Pere, Wis.), Assistant Coach|