Eddie Jackson
Eddie Jackson
Previous College: Ohio State ’00
Position: Assistant Coach

Eddie Jackson begins his 11th season as a member of American University men’s basketball staff and his fourth under head coach Mike Brennan.

Initially, Jackson served as American’s director of basketball operations for three seasons. As director of operations, Jackson was responsible for team travel, film exchange, film breakdown, community outreach programs and team camp. After doing a great job and contributing to the success of the 2008 & 2009 Patriot League Champions, he was promoted to Assistant Coach.

As an assistant with the Eagles, Jackson was responsible for recruiting, opponent scouting, player development, and created the Jeff Jones Elite College Prospect camp. In his seven years, Jackson contributed to the development of nine All-Patriot First Team and eight All-PL Second Team members.

He also helped American to the highest winning percentage in the Patriot League during that time. As the head recruiter, Jackson’s efforts played an integral part in the recruitment of Vlad Moldoveanu (two-time First Team All-Patriot), Charles Hinkle (First Team All-Patriot), John Schoof (All-Patriot and four-time All-Patriot Academic) and Darius "Pee Wee" Gardner (two-time Second Team All-Patriot and 2013 Patriot Tournament MVP.  

His efforts later contributed to a minor role in the success of the 2014 Patriot League Championship team and the 2015 PL runner-up squad.

Jackson came to American in 2006  after spending time coaching at both the high school and AAU level. He served as an assistant varsity coach at South Lakes High School in Reston, Va., under the leadership of Virginia High School Hall of Fame head coach Wendell Byrd. While, with the Seahawks, he was in charge of scouting, preparing scouting reports, and on-court demonstration. In three seasons, he helped the Seahawks to a 58-24 overall record and a spot in the Virginia High School League State Quarterfinals.

Jackson also served as a head coach with Nova UNITED AAU Basketball Club in the D.C. Metropolitan area. In his last three years with the program, he assisted with the development and recruitment of over 30 scholarship players, including 24 Division I players.

In addition to his coaching experience, he created and served as a co-director of the East Coast Basketball Coaching Clinic. He also spent several summers working as a camp counselor at Eastern Invitational Basketball Camp and Top-100 Clinics throughout the East Coast. Jackson received dual bachelor degrees in economics and criminology from Ohio State in 2000. 

Jackson resides in Maryland with his wife, Ewunike and first child Zoë.