Jeff Jackson (basketball)

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Jeff Jackson
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Biographical details
Born (1961-05-01) May 1, 1961 (age 53)
New York City, New York
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1983–1985
1985–1986
1986–1989
1989–1992
1992–1996
1996–1999
1999–2006
2006–2013
Cornell (asst.)
USC (asst.)
St. Bonaventure (asst.)
Colorado State (asst.)
Stanford (asst.)
New Hampshire
Vanderbilt (asst.)
Furman
Head coaching record
Overall 106-173

Jeff Jackson (born May 1, 1961) is an American college basketball coach and the former head men's basketball coach at Furman University. He previously held the same position at the University of New Hampshire.

He was hired by Furman on April 24, 2006, after serving as an assistant coach to Kevin Stallings at Vanderbilt University, of the Southeastern Conference. While an assistant at Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt made one NCAA "Sweet Sixteen" appearance (2004) by defeating Western Michigan and North Carolina State, before falling to eventual national champion, Connecticut. Jackson was also named one of the Top 25 College Basketball Recruiters by Rivals.com in 2004. During Jackson's tenure as an assistant at Vanderbilt, the Commodores totaled 4 NIT appearances and 1 NCAA appearance.

Prior to his stint with Vanderbilt, Jackson was the head coach at the University of New Hampshire, where he coached for three seasons, compiling a record of 21-60. During the 1997-98 season, New Hampshire had only their third ten win season since 1984. The 1998–99 recruiting class was ranked 15th by Mike Sheridan of Eastern Basketball Magazine, the first time that the university's basketball program had ever received a regional ranking in its history.

Before being introduced as the head coach at New Hampshire, he served as an assistant at Stanford University of the Pac-10 Conference. There, the Cardinal won twenty games twice, and received back to back NCAA tournament appearances for the first time in school history.

Prior to his move to Stanford, Jackson served in assistant coaching capacities at Colorado State (1989–92), and St. Bonaventure (1986–89). He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Southern California in 1985 after serving as a student assistant coach his final two years at Cornell.[1]

Jackson resigned at Furman on March 22, 2013.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Jackson graduated from Cornell in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial and labor relations. He and his wife, Carolyn, also a graduate of Cornell, have three children: Xavier, Jenai and Taylor.[1]

Coaching record[edit]

College Coaching Record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
New Hampshire (America East Conference) (1996–1999)
1996–97 New Hampshire 7-20 5-13 9th
1997–98 New Hampshire 10-17 6-12 8th
1998–99 New Hampshire 4-23 2-16 10th
New Hampshire: 21-60 13-41
Furman (Southern Conference) (2006–2013)
2006–07 Furman 15-16 8-10 5th
2007–08 Furman 7-23 6-14 7th
2008–09 Furman 6-24 4-16 11th
2009–10 Furman 13-17 7-11 7th
2010–11 Furman 22-10 12-6 T-3rd CIT First Round
2011–12 Furman 15-16 8-10 T-7th
2012–13 Furman 7-24 3-15 12th
Furman: 85-113 48-82
Total: 106-173

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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