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Austin Peay Lady Govs Basketball adds former Governor Jerome Jackson to staff


Written by Cody Bush
APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball coach Carrie Daniels has turned to a former Governors basketball star to join her coaching staff, bringing Jerome Jackson on board as an assistant coach effective October 1st.

“I am so pleased to hire Jerome to my staff and our program,” said Daniels. “It is always a pleasure to hire someone who is a part of the Austin Peay family.

Austin Peay Women's Basketball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Basketball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

“Jerome brings a wealth of knowledge through his many years of playing and coaching.  He knows this program; he knows the OVC and has such a passion for teaching the game. He is a great fit and I look forward to him helping move our program forward with the goals we have in place.”

Jackson will join the Lady Govs coaching staff after three seasons as head girls basketball coach at Clarksville Academy. The Lady Cougars enjoyed eight all-district selections and two district MVP picks during his tenure.

“I’m very excited about the opportunity to contribute to the continued success of the Lady Govs basketball program as an assistant coach,” said Jackson. “I am proud to be able to contribute to the program Carrie has built. I know her goal is to win championships and I want to be a part of a program with those high goals. I want to thank Carrie and the athletics administration for allowing me to return to my alma mater.”

In addition to his duties as head girls basketball coach, Jackson assisted with the highly successful Clarksville Academy boys basketball team for seven seasons. During that time the Cougars won a state championship and four district titles. Jackson began his coaching career in 2001 as an assistant boys basketball coach at Northeast High School.

Jackson played two seasons as a forward for the Austin Peay basketball team, averaging 14.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per game during his career. As a junior transfer in 1998-99, he was named to the Ohio Valley Conference all-newcomer team and was a second-team All-OVC selection.

He joined the Governors basketball team after two successful seasons at Missouri State-West Plains, where he was an NJCAA honorable mention All-America pick as a sophomore.

The Jackson File

Coaching Experience –

  • Clarksville Academy, girls head coach, 2009-12
  • Clarksville Academy, boys assistant coach, 2006-12
  • Northeast High School, boys assistant coach, 2001-06

College Education –

  • Austin Peay (B.S., Agricultural Business and Management), 1999
  • Missouri State-West Plains (A.A., General Studies), 1997

Playing Experience –

  • Austin Peay, 1997-99
    • OVC All-Newcomer and Second-Team All-OVC, 1997-98
    • Honorable Mention All-OVC, 1998-99
  • Missouri State-West Plains, 1995-97
    • NJCAA Honorable Mention All-American, 1996-97
    • Inducted into Hall of Fame, 2004

Family: Married 10 years to his wife Lanitra

Hometown: Lake Providence, La.




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