Randy Jackson has been hired as the new assistant men’s basketball coach at Knox College.
“I am really excited to have Coach Jackson join our coaching staff,” said head coach Ben Davis. “It’s rare to have an assistant coach with so much coaching experience as he was a head coach at the collegiate level for close to a decade. It also helps that I have worked with him in the past, he knows my system really well, and did a great job coaching within the system previously. He is a great mentor, a hard worker, and someone that our guys will really enjoy learning from on & off the court. We are really excited for him to arrive in Galesburg and get started.”
Jackson comes to Knox from Green Mountain College in Vermont. In 2018-19, he assisted Davis and the Eagles to an overall mark of 18-10 and a Northeastern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NIAC) Championship. The team ranked first in the nation in defensive points per game (62.0) and defensive field goal percentage (37.8%). He also coached the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) Defensive Player of the Year. During the 2017-18 season, Davis’ team led the North Athletic Conference (NAC) in rebounding, had 14 freshmen on the squad, and qualified for the conference tournament.
Prior to Green Mountain, Jackson spent eight seasons as the head coach at Sussex County Community College in New Jersey. He also assisted at Sussex County for a season prior to being named head coach.
Jackson has also been a head coach in the Crossroads Basketball AAU Program since 2010.
Before getting into coaching, Jackson worked as a Marketing/Sales Intern for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees in 2009.
Jackson received his Bachelor of Science degree in sport management from Misericordia University in 2009.