Southern University head baseball coach Kerrick Jackson is our guest on this edition of Black College Nines HBCU Baseball Coaches Podcast Series. Coach Jackson is in his second season at Southern University, being hired before the start of the 2018 season.
Jackson attended Kirkwood High School in Kirkwood, Missouri where he was on the baseball and basketball teams. After high school graduation, he enrolled at St. Louis Community College spending two years there. Played in the Junior College World Series. After graduating from STLCC, Jackson received a baseball scholarship to attend Bethune–Cookman University. Jackson was on the B-CU team that won its first-ever conference championship and NCAA Regional, then transferred to play his senior year at the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers where he graduated in 1999.
Jackson’s first college coaching job came as an assistant for the Fairfield University Stags baseball program in 2001. The next year, Jackson became an assistant coach at Emporia State University. Jackson spent one year as an assistant at Coffeyville Community College in 2003 before moving on to Jefferson College for the 2004 and 2005 seasons. Jackson coached at Nicholls State University from 2006–2007 and St. Louis Community College in 2008. Jackson also spent time coaching with various summer collegiate league teams.
Jackson left college baseball to become a professional scout for the Washington Nationals from 2008 to 2010, overseeing all scouting in Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota.
On August 14, 2010, Jackson was named the recruiting coordinator and assistant coach for the Missouri Tigers baseball program under coach Tim Jamieson. On July 25, 2017, Jackon was hired as the head coach of the Southern Jaguars baseball team.