NEW TO THE VALLEY: Rashad Jackson joins Cardinal coaching staff

NEW TO THE VALLEY: Rashad Jackson joins Cardinal coaching staff

Rashad Jackson has joined the football coaching staff at Trinity Valley Community College as offensive coordinator.

Jackson, 40, spent the last nine seasons in the same role at East Central University, where he directed a record-setting offense.

At ECU, he was responsible for helping produce ECU's fifth National Football League selection in as many years, as wide receiver David Moore was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2017 Draft.  Moore ended his career with the Tigers with 2,776 receiving yards and 35 TD's, with both setting new career records at ECU.
 
Jackson helped push the Tiger offense to two season records in 2015, setting the record for total offensive yards (4,942) and passing yards (3,541).  He also helped to push Moore to a career receiving yards (1,079) and career receiving touchdown record (25) marks. 

A native of Pauls Valley, Okla., Jackson played for ECU from 1999-2001 as a tight end and deep snapper. In fact as a senior in 2001, Jackson earned Lone Star Conference North second team honors as a tight end.
 
He transferred to ECU after lettering one season at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, where he played with TVCC head football coach Sherard Poteet in a regional championship season. NEO won the now-defunct Red River Bowl.

"We are excited to add the Jackson family to the Cardinal family," Poteete said. "With Rashad, we got better as a staff.

"He did a great job at East Central directing their offense. He also did a great job sending kids to the next level, just like we do here."
 
Following his playing career at ECU, Jackson spent three years on the Tiger staff as a graduate assistant – the first two under former Tiger head coach Dennis Darnell and the third during Tim McCarty's first stint as head coach.

"When I called Coach McCarty about Rashad and asked him to describe him in one word, he used 'wise.' That says a lot right there."
 
Jackson coached tight ends and receivers the first two years and coached the same area, along with assisting with the offensive line during that third season in 2004.
 
After his graduate assistant stint at ECU, Jackson coached at Reedley College (Calif.) in 2005 and 2006. He coached tight ends and running backs in 2005 and wide receivers and tight ends in 2006. Jackson also served as Reedley's recruiting/compliance coordinator.
 
At Reedley, he helped guide the team to a 16-4 record in two seasons and a fourth-straight conference title, including a 10-0 regular season and Valley Conference Championship in 2005.
 
Jackson served with McCarty on the Kansas State University staff as Director of Player Development in 2007 and 2008. He was responsible for a variety of duties, including football-related matters, handling special projects for the coaching staff and assisting with personnel development and recruiting.
 
In addition, Jackson was involved in monitoring student-athletes' academic development and degree completion process at K-State. He was also influential in the Life Skills program and counseling student-athletes in career planning and goal setting as well as being an NFL liaison.
 
Jackson received his bachelor's degree in exercise science from ECU in 2002 and a master's degree in sports administration at ECU in 2004.
 
Jackson's wife is Amanda and they have two children – Alexa, age 14, and Reece, 9.