|Hometown:||St. Louis, Mo.|
As he begins his third season on the Bluff, Head Baseball Coach Kerrick Jackson has already left his mark on the Southern Baseball program. The Jaguars ended the 2019 season as SWAC Western Division Champions, as well as Conference Tournament Champions, earning a bid to the NCAA Starkville Regional Tournament. As a result of the Jaguars success on the field, Coach Jackson was chosen as SWAC Coach of the Year, as well as LSWA (Louisiana Sports Writers Association) Coach of the Year.
Although the Jaguars didn’t see the success on the field in Jackson’s first season at the helm, the team did earn recognition for having highest men’s team GPA in the athletic department. While also receiving national recognition for the team’s community service efforts.
In 2018, Jackson was asked by the American Baseball Coaches Association to serve as chair for their Diversity committee focused on minority recruiting and sustainability for players and coaches of color in baseball.
Prior to joining Southern University as Head Baseball Coach, Kerrick Jackson served as an MLB Certified Player Agent for the Boras Corporation, where he was responsible for identifying, evaluating and recruiting premier amateur baseball players from across the country, along with helping them prepare for the MLB Amateur Draft.
Prior to his role as an agent, Coach Jackson spent five seasons at the University of Missouri, where he served as the program's recruiting coordinator and assistant coach, working with the Tiger's hitters, outfielders, and infielders. While at Mizzou, the team had back to back trips to the Big XII Championship game, culminating with the programs first Big XII Championship in 2012. Jackson's 2012 recruiting class was dubbed 24th nationally by Baseball America. In 2014 the Tigers were ranked as high as 12th nationally by Baseball America, with his final recruiting class receiving national recognition, as consensus Top 30 class in the country.
Before his years at Mizzou, Jackson was the Midwest Area Scouting Supervisor for the Washington Nationals, overseeing all scouting in Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota.
Prior to joining the Nationals, Jackson spent two years as assistant head coach at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. While at Nicholls he was in charge of the pitching staff and led the recruiting efforts for the program.
The first collegiate coaching stint for Jackson came at Fairfield University in 2000-2001. Following that, he spent one year as an assistant at Emporia State (2001-2002) and one season as assistant head coach at Coffeyville Community College (2002-03).
Jackson has also coached in several summer leagues, including the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) and the esteemed Cape Cod League. Jackson coached the MINK League Sluggers in back-to-back NBC World Series the summers of 2002 and 2003. In 2006, he coached a United States team to a Gold medal at an international tournament in Holland. In 2015 Jackson managed Team Brave to a Gold medal in the Team USA Trials Tournament of Stars.
Jackson spent two years playing baseball at St. Louis Community College at Meramec, where the team finished third at the JUCO World Series. Following that, he attended one year at Bethune-Cookman University, leading the squad to its first-ever conference championship and regional. Jackson concluded his collegiate career at Nebraska, where he graduated in 1999.
Jackson is a native of St. Louis, MO. He and his wife, Talia, have two sons, Zion and Lazarus.