Tom Jackson (American football, born 1948)

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Tom Jackson
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1948-07-08) July 8, 1948 (age 68)
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Playing career
1967–1970 Penn State
Position(s) Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1978–1982 Connecticut (OL)
1983–1993 Connecticut
Head coaching record
Overall 62–57
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
3 Yankee (1983, 1986, 1989)
Awards
Yankee Conference Coach of the Year (1986)
UPI New England Coach of the Year (1986)

Tom Jackson (born July 8, 1948) is a former American football player and coach.

From Scotch Plains, New Jersey, Jackson played college football from 1967 to 1970 for Penn State.[1] Recruited as a part of Joe Paterno's first recruiting class, Jackson earned All-East honors as a guard in 1968 and 1969.[2] Jackson served as the head football coach at the University of Connecticut from 1983 to 1993, compiling a record of 62–57. He resigned on November 17, 1993.[3] Prior to taking over as head coach at Connecticut in 1983, Jackson served as the offensive line coach there.

Coaching tree[edit]

Assistants under Tom Jackson who have become NCAA or NFL head coaches:

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Connecticut Huskies (Yankee Conference) (1983–1993)
1983 Connecticut 5–6 4–1 T–1st
1984 Connecticut 3–8 1–4 T–5th
1985 Connecticut 4–5 1–4 T–5th
1986 Connecticut 8–3 5–2 T–1st
1987 Connecticut 7–4 5–2 3rd
1988 Connecticut 7–4 4–4 T–3rd
1989 Connecticut 8–3 6–2 T–1st
1990 Connecticut 6–5 5–3 T–2nd
1991 Connecticut 3–8 2–6 T–7th
1992 Connecticut 5–6 4–4 T–5th
1993 Connecticut 6–5 5–3 3rd (New England)
Connecticut: 62–57 42–35
Total: 62–57
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

References[edit]

  1. ^ Campaniani, Jim. "UConn recruiting focus in-state, but not local", The Day (New London), December 18, 1983. Accessed October 1, 2015. "A Scotch Plains, native and former all-east guard at Penn State, Jackson has a good feel for in-state talent."
  2. ^ Campanini, Jim (January 6, 1983). "Tom Jackson seeks close ties with in-state athletes". The Day. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 
  3. ^ SMITH, GEORGE (Nov 18, 1993). "Uconn's Jackson Out After 11". Hartford Courant. Retrieved 26 September 2011.