Edward Jackson (American football)

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Edward L. Jackson
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Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born c. 1907
Springfield, Massachusetts
Alma mater Springfield College
Pennsylvania State University
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1933–1936 Delaware State
1937–1938 Johnson C. Smith
1939 Delaware State
1940 Johnson C. Smith
1941–1942 Delaware State
1943–1944 Johnson C. Smith
1945 Delaware State
1946–1952 Howard
1953–1956 Delaware State
Head coaching record
Overall 141–62–12
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1934 MAAA Champions
1956 CIAA Champions

Edward L. Jackson was an American football head coach for several historically black colleges and universities in the Eastern United States. He was the head coach at Delaware State University, Johnson C. Smith University and Howard University, altering his tenures among the three schools over the course of 23 years. Jackson compiled an overall record of 141–62–12, including two conference championships at Delaware State in 1934 and 1956. Only once during his coaching career did a team of his finish with a sub-.500 record, when Delaware State finished 1–3–1 in 1936.

Jackson later went to the Tuskegee Institute, serving as Physical Education director and Vice-President of Academic Affairs.[1] In 1970, he was recognized by the American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation with a Presidential Citation.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Note: The yearly records are grouped together first by team and then by conference affiliation within that team. It does not follow a year-by-year chronology.

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Rank#
Delaware State Hornets (Independent) (1933–1933, 1935–1942)
1933 Delaware State 4–4
1935 Delaware State 7–1
1936 Delaware State 1–3–1
1939 Delaware State 7–4
1941 Delaware State 7–4–2
1942 Delaware State 8–2–2
Delaware State Hornets (Middle Atlantic Athletic Association) (1934)
1934 Delaware State 8–0 1st
Delaware State Hornets (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1945–1956)
1945 Delaware State 3–3
1953 Delaware State 4–4
1954 Delaware State 7–1
1955 Delaware State 7–1
1956 Delaware State 7–1–1 1st (tie)
Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1937–1944)
1937 Johnson C. Smith 6–3
1938 Johnson C. Smith 4–4–1
1940 Johnson C. Smith 8–1
1943 Johnson C. Smith 5–4
1944 Johnson C. Smith 7–2–3
Howard Bison (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1946–1952)
1946 Howard 6–3
1947 Howard 6–2–1
1948 Howard 7–2
1949 Howard 6–3
1950 Howard 5–4
1951 Howard 5–4
1952 Howard 6–2–1
Total: 141–62–12
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Pittsburgh Courier from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · Page 2". Newspapers.com. 1968-08-31. Retrieved 2016-05-11. 
  2. ^ "The Pittsburgh Courier from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · Page 7". Newspapers.com. 1970-05-30. Retrieved 2016-05-11.