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Cerro Coso Campus
Coach Jackson Calls the Shots
October 06, 2011
Cerro Coso Community College's new Women's Basketball Coach, Derrick Jackson, is poised to bring excitement and competitiveness back to the Lady Coyotes.
Originally from Dallas, Texas, Coach Jackson spent the last seven years coaching in Los Angeles. He was the Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Harbor College; Assistant Men's Coach at Artesia, High School; Head Women’s Coach at Los Angeles City College; and Assistant Women's Basketball Coach at East Los Angeles College.
A former basketball player for South Plains Junior College in Levelland, Texas and Mid America University in Kansas, basketball is his passion. Coach Jackson has served as a basketball camp counselor in Idaho and the Tim Floyd BB Camp at USC.
The South Coast Conference named Jackson the 2008-2009 Coach of the Year for leading his team to victory with a 28 to 5 record. Jackson is looking forward to coaching a good competitive team through the tough Foothill Conference.
He considers his competitive edge to be his Assistant Coach this season, Ladell Hill. The two have coached together before at LA City College. "We expect some tough battles ahead but we are ready. We have a lot of positive energy going into this season," said Jackson.
The Lady Coyotes team this season consists of three returning players and nine freshmen.
Coach Jackson holds an Associate Degree from LA Harbor College, Bachelors Degree from Hamilton University, and he is working on his Masters Degree from the US Sports Academy. A single father of three grown sons, Jackson is an LA Lakers fan and enjoys golfing, reading, and watching sports in his spare time. Catch the COYOTE SPIRIT with the Lady Coyotes on the courts this season. The 2011-2012 Women's Basketball game schedule is available under athletics on the Cerro Coso website at www.cerrocoso.edu.
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