Tom Jackson (American football, born 1948)
July 8, 1948 |
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|3 Yankee (1983, 1986, 1989)|
|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. Recruited as a part of Joe Paterno's first recruiting class, Jackson earned All-East honors as a guard in 1968 and 1969. 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. Prior to taking over as head coach at Connecticut in 1983, Jackson served as the offensive line coach there.
Assistants under Tom Jackson who have become NCAA or NFL head coaches:
Head coaching record
|Connecticut Huskies (Yankee Conference) (1983–1993)|
|1993||Connecticut||6–5||5–3||3rd (New England)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
- 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."
- Campanini, Jim (January 6, 1983). "Tom Jackson seeks close ties with in-state athletes". The Day. Retrieved 26 September 2011.
- SMITH, GEORGE (Nov 18, 1993). "Uconn's Jackson Out After 11". Hartford Courant. Retrieved 26 September 2011.