Jackson Wins Coach of the Year
Kansas City, MO – The Association of Division III Independents has announced that Jim Jackson of Salem College has been awarded “Coach of the Year” honors for the 2006-2007 women’s basketball season. This prestigious post-season award is voted on by the 25 institutions that are members of the Association.
Jackson led the Spirits to 16 wins in just his second season at Salem College. The women’s basketball team finished their season by winning the Association of Division III Independents Atlantic Region Tournament with victories over Finlandia University of Michigan and the University of Dallas. With a group of nine freshmen, Salem started the season with a 3-6 record. Jackson then guided his team to 13 victories in the last 15 games and the first post season championship that Salem College has ever earned. Numerous school records were set throughout the season as the Spirits led the Association in scoring offense.
Jackson is the former Forsyth Technical Community College Men’s Basketball Coach, co-captain of the Montreat-Anderson College Basketball Team and an All-Conference basketball player for Dillon High School in South Carolina.
Jackson received his bachelor’s degree in history from Mars Hill College in 1967. Jackson earned his master’s degree in educational administration from UNC-Greensboro in 1973.