Cornell Jackson Named to 2002 Football Coaching Staff

Feb. 19, 2002

SEATTLE - The University of Washington today named Cornell Jackson, formerly of the University of Houston, to its football coaching staff for the 2002 season. It is not known at this time which position Jackson will be primarily responsible for coaching.

Jackson has spent the previous two seasons coaching Houston's linebackers, including the 2001 Conference USA co-Defensive Player of the Year, Wayne Rogers.

Jackson coached in Husky Stadium twice during his four-year tenure as running backs coach at Arizona State from 1996-99. Under Jackson's tutelage, tailback J.R. Redmond earned second-team All-America honors and was drafted by the NFL's New England Patriots, and tailback Terry Battle earned All-American and All-Pac-10 honors in 1996.

'We're very excited to have a coach of the caliber and professional character of Cornell Jackson on our staff,' Washington head coach Rick Neuheisel said. 'His track record of developing outstanding players speaks for itself, and his experience coaching in the Pac-10 conference will be a valuable asset for us next season in our bid for the conference championship.'

Jackson graduated in 1986 from Sterling College in Kansas, where he was a two-time all-conference defensive back in 1982 and 1983 after playing two years at Hinds Junior College in Mississippi.

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