Mississippi Valley State University

April 19, 2014

Coaches

Picture of Assistant Coach/Offensive Line Alex  Jackson
Assistant Coach/Offensive Line Alex Jackson
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Biography
Alex Jackson is in his first season as the offensive line coach for the Delta Devils. He comes to MVSU after serving one year as offensive quality control assistant for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks. Prior to Arkansas, he served a brief stint at Langston University as the tight ends & tackles coach and later moving to the Co-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line. A native of Quincy, Florida and 2006 graduate of the University of Georgia, Jackson was a two-year starter for the Bulldogs during the 2001 & 2002 seasons. Prior to joining the UA staff, Jackson had two stints at East Gadsden High School serving as the co-offensive coordinator/offensive line coach (2008-09) and offensive line coach (2005), head football coach at James A. Shanks Middle School (2007), and gaining valuable experience as a student assistant at the University of Georgia (2005-06). Prior to joining UA, Jackson briefly coached HBCU All-American tight end Tony Cotton and the offensive line at Langston University. As a student assistant at Georgia, Jackson assisted the offensive coaching staff working primarily with the offensive line on its way to the 2005 SEC Championship and two bowl appearances. Jackson got his start in coaching, serving as the offensive line coach at East Gadsden High School located in Havana, Florida for the 2004 season. During his prep coaching career, Jackson tutored numerous student-athletes that have garnered Division I football scholarships, most notably, University of Arkansas wide receiver Lance Ray. As a senior in 2002, Jackson started 11 games missing 1 start due to illness and 2 games due to injury posting a total 22 career starts. In addition, Jackson was a member of the team that won Georgia's first SEC championship in 20 years, defeated FSU for the Nokia Sugar Bowl title, set a school record for most victories in a season (13), and finished with a final national ranking of No. 3. Furthermore, Jackson was a starter on an offensive line that paved the way for the SEC's top scoring offense (32.14), and passing efficiency offense (138.91). with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2003. Shortly thereafter, his professional career was ended due to injury. Nevertheless, Jackson returned to the University of Georgia and graduated with a degree in Speech Communications in 2006. Presently, he is pursuing a Master's degree in education leadership from Langston University. In 2009, the Macon Telegraph listed Jackson as a candidate for the University of Georgia All-Decade Team.
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