Kerrick Jackson was named head baseball coach of the Southern University and A&M Jaguars in late July. Jackson replaces Roger Cador, who spent the past 33 seasons as the Jaguars’ head coach.
“I want us to get back to winning conference championships on a regular basis,” said Kerrick Jackson at his introductory press conference in Baton Rouge. “For me, (winning conference championships) is not going to be a goal, that is going to be an expectation.
“When we go out, our players will understand that we’re going to win conference championships and we are going to take that to the next level.”
A native of St. Louis, Kerrick Jackson began his collegiate career as a player at nearby St. Louis Community College Meramec before transferring to Bethune-Cookman. After guiding the school to its first championship on the diamond, Jackson finished his playing career and earned his degree at the University of Nebraska. From there he proceeded to coach at virtually level in the amateur ranks.
The first coaching stint for Jackson came at Fairfield University in 2000-2001. Following that, he spent one year as an assistant at Emporia State (2001-02) and one season as assistant head coach at Coffeyville Community College (2002-03). From August 2003-July 2005, Jackson was an assistant coach at Jefferson College in Hillsboro, Mo., where he was the pitching coach and played a large role in recruiting. He also served as the Student-Athlete Success Coordinator at Jefferson College, developing a program that helped to ensure a smooth academic transition to all colleges and universities.