|Hometown:||St. Louis, Mo.|
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.
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, Jackson left his imprint on the program's overall success. This was highlighted by 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, bolstered by the commitment from the nation's No. 72 prospect, Alec Rash, a power arm from Iowa. The 19-player class included three players who were selected in the MLB Draft (Rash, Keeton Steele, and Josh Lester), with Rash being the highest drafted high school player (2nd Round) to elect to go to school.
As great coaches do, Jackson continued to strive for the best for Mizzou and his final recruiting class was a consensus Top 30 class in 2014, ranking as high as 12th nationally by Baseball America. In 2015, Jackson's recruiting classes bore fruit as the Tigers won 15 games in the SEC, and were ranked as high as 12th in the country. His recruiting efforts cement his status as one of the top talent evaluators in the nation.
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, as well leading the recruiting efforts for the program.
Jackson also spent time as an assistant coach at Jefferson College in Hillsboro, MO, where he was the pitching coach and spearheaded the recruiting efforts. 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.
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 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.