Fred Jackson (American football coach)

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Fred Jackson
Fred Jackson.jpg
Jackson in June 2011
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Running backs coach
Team Michigan
Conference Big Ten
Biographical details
Born (1950-06-09) June 9, 1950 (age 64)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Playing career
1971 Jackson State
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1979–1981
1982–1986
1987
1988
1989–1990
1991
1992–1994
1995–1996
1997–2002
2003–2007
2008–present
Toledo (OC/QB/WR)
Wisconsin (OC/QB/WR)
Navy (WR)
South Carolina (QB/WR)
Purdue (OC/QB/WR)
Vanderbilt (QB)
Michigan (RB)
Michigan (OC/RB)
Michigan (Asst. HC/RB)
Michigan (Assoc. HC/RB)
Michigan (RB)
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
AFCA Assistant Coach of the Year Award (2001)

Fred Jackson (born June 9, 1950) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the running backs coach at the University of Michigan and is the longest tenured member of the Michigan Wolverines football coaching staff, having been with the program since 1992. Jackson has served on the staffs of Gary Moeller, Lloyd Carr, Rich Rodriguez and Brady Hoke. In addition to coaching running backs, Jackson has served as Michigan's offensive coordinator (1995–1996), assistant head coach (1997–2002), and associate head coach (2003–2007). After Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr retired following the 2007 season, Jackson was the only member of the coaching staff retained by Carr's successor, Rich Rodriguez. When Rodriguez was fired after the 2010 season, Jackson was the only member of Rodriguez' staff retained by his successor, Brady Hoke. Hoke and Jackson served as assistants together under Carr and Gary Moeller for a total of eight years including the 1997 national championship season.[1][2]

Before coming to Michigan, Jackson coached at the University of Toledo (1979–1981), the University of Wisconsin–Madison (1982–1986), the United States Naval Academy (1987), the University of South Carolina (1988), Purdue University (1989–1990), and Vanderbilt University (1991).

Jackson is a resident of Ann Arbor, Michigan. His son, Jeremy Jackson, was a sophomore wide receiver on the 2011 Michigan Wolverines football team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chengelis, Angelique S. (January 14, 2011). "Tate Forcier will stay at Michigan if wanted, father says". Detroit News. Retrieved January 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ Rittenberg, Adam (January 19, 2011). "Greg Mattison returns to Michigan". ESPN. Retrieved January 20, 2011. 

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