Coach Jamahl Jackson is the Assistant Athletic Director and Head Athletic Recruiter for Emmanuel College. Jackson, who joined the Emmanuel staff in 2000, coordinates recruitment for all of the men's and women's athletic teams at Emmanuel. Jackson also serves as the Advisor to the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
Jackson will enter his 14th season as the Head Men's Basketball Coach at Emmanuel. Over the past six seasons, Jackson has guided the Saints to five GNAC tournament berths including back-to-back trips to the GNAC Semifinals in 2015 & 2016. Jackson became the first Head Coach in program history to notch 100 victories, reaching the milestone on Jan. 21, 2012 with a 64-48 victory over Emerson College.
In just his second season as head coach, Jamahl was named GNAC Coach of the Year for 2005-2006 and led the team to a 20-8 overall record and a 17-1 regular season record in the GNAC. In his first season at the helm, Coach Jackson led the Saints to a then program-record 17 wins. The 2008-09 team finished in with a 12-6 conference record and advanced to the GNAC championship game, losing by just two points in overtime. Prior to being named head coach, Jamahl served three years as assistant coach and as associate head coach at Emmanuel. Coach Jackson has been key in the development and direction of the men's basketball program.
His coaching background includes a 33-7 overall record at Amherst Regional High School and six years as a counselor/coach with the Five-Star and P.L.A.Y. (Planned Learning Achievement for Youth) Academy basketball camps. Jamahl has worked as a physical education teacher at the elementary school level in Amherst, MA, and worked on staff in a group home for emotionally disturbed youth in Northampton, MA.
Jamahl Jackson is a former 4-year Division I player for the University of New Hampshire. At UNH, he received a B.S. in kinesiology. Coach Jackson also played semi-professional basketball for two years with the Springfield Slamm of the United Basketball Alliance and was a standout for traveling teams in Japan.
CAREER RECORDS (13 Seasons)