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Darryl Jackson
Darryl  Jackson

Los Angeles, CA

Last College:
Univ. San Diego, Liberal Arts '92, MS Education '0

Offensive Coordinator/WR


19+ years


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2011 - Florida Atlantic (Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers)
2010 - Florida Atlantic (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks)
2009-10 - Florida Atlantic (Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers)
2007-08 - Florida Atlantic (Wide Receivers)Darryl Jackson and Graham Wilbert 2010
2001-06 - Arizona State (Wide Receivers)
1997-00 - Boise State (Wide Receivers)
1995-97 - Indiana State (Running Backs and Safeties)
1994-95 - Redlands (Running Backs)
1991-94 - San Diego (Defensive Backs and Running Backs)

Bowl Games a Coach
2008 Motor City Bowl (Florida Atlantic)
2007 New Orleans Bowl (Florida Atlantic)
2006 Sheraton (Hawaii) Bowl (Arizona State)
2005 Bowl (Arizona State)
2004 Sun Bowl (Arizona State)
2002 Holiday Bowl (Arizona State)
2000 Humanitarian Bowl (Boise State)
1999 Humanitarian Bowl (Boise State)

All-Pac-10 and Other Awards
2008 Jamari Grant (2nd Team All-Sun Belt) 2007 Cortez Gent (1st Team All-Sun Belt)
2005 Derek Hagan (1st Team All-Pac-10, Biletnikoff Semifinalist)
2004 Derek Hagan (2nd Team All-Pac-10, Biletnikoff Semifinalist, 2nd Team All-American)
2004 Terry Richardson (Honorable Mention All-Pac-10)
2003 Derek Hagan (Honorable Mention All-Pac-10)
2003 Skyler Fulton (Honorable Mention All-Pac-10)
2003 Skyler Fulton (Team MVP Offense)
2002 Derek Hagan (Sporting News Pac-10 All-Freshman Team)
2002 Shaun McDonald (Biletnikoff Finalist)

Recruiting Area
Nationally/CaliforniaCoach Jackson and Lynn

Personal Information
Birth date: Dec. 1, 1968
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Education: 1992, Diversified Liberal Arts, University of San Diego
1994, M.A., Education, University of San Diego
Marital Status: Wife, Lynn
Children: Savannah

Promoted to offensive coordinator in 2009, after two seasons as the wide receivers coach. Concentrated his 2010 efforts with the quarterbacks and will return to a young wide receiving unit in 2011 as well as his coordinator duties. Since becoming the coordinator he has dealt with a midseason quarterback replacement (2009) and installing an entirely new offensive line in 2010. His third season will be the insertion of a new quarterback and it will be one with limited game experience. Originally joined Florida Atlantic's staff in the spring of 2007 and was introduced to a young receiving core that became even younger with the loss of the team's leading receiver prior to camp. As the season progressed, he not only had one of the team's strongest assets, but saw redshirt sophomore Cortez Gent develop into a big-play threat. Gent concluded the season with nine 2007 touchdowns, which ties FAU's single-season mark. Gent also ended his sophomore campaign second in single-season yards, in 12 games compared to the record holder's 14 games. During the season, five receivers were used consistently and 16 players were credited with a catch. The group teamed with quarterback Rusty Smith for 33 touchdowns, which also broke the single-season touchdown record for a quarterback. Gent earned first team All-Sun Belt honors as did tight end Jason Harmon. Jackson returned all but one receiving option for his second season, tight end Jason Harmon who suffered a knee injury in the spring game, and used that experience to build upon the team's success. The Owls tallied 3,312 yards and 25 scores despite facing four bowl teams, including Texas which was in the hunt for a national championship until late in the season. The receivers were on target for 20 receptions and two scores in the 2008 Motor City Bowl, a game saw the Owls become just the only program in the state to win back-to-back bowl championships in 2007-2008 and the only team in the history of the Sun Belt to win back-to-back bowls. His first season as the Owls offensive coordinator, 2009, Jackson was faced with replacing the program's most decorated quarterback due to injury seven games into the season and during the heart of conference play. The transition was smooth with Jeff Van Camp posting a 3-2 record, a 141.22 efficiency rating. Van Camp threw just two interceptions in 10 games, both occurring in his first collegiate start and both were deflections. The junior was credited with 12 passing scores and three rushing. His effort was aided with the running ability of Alfred Morris who earned the SBC rushing title with 1,392 yards. Morris the team's MVP ended his sophomore campaign no. 13 nationally with an average of 116 yards per game. Jackson's receivers were senior laden but also saw the emergence of junior Lester Jean who led the receivers with 501 yards and an average of 41.8 yards per game despite distributing the ball to 10 individuals throughout the season. Jean earned the team's most improve award at season's end.

At Arizona State
Jackson served as Arizona State's wide receiver coach from 2001-06 and was part of head coach Dirk Koetter's original ASU staff. Jackson accompanied Koetter from Boise State where he also tutored the receivers from 1997-2000.

In his role, Jackson oversaw one of the key elements in Koetter's high-octane offensive attacks, which was ranked in the nation's top-five during the 2004 and 2005 seasons. In his six seasons with ASU, Jackson guided two of the top receivers in ASU's history. In fact Derek Hagan concluded his career as ASU's all-time leader in receptions (258), receiving yards (3,939) and touchdowns receptions (27) and 100-yard receiving games (18). Hagan was a two-time semifinalist for the Biletnikoff award, the second to be considered for the award, and was a first-team All-Pac-10 selection. Jackson worked with four All-Pac-10 selections during his tenure with ASU.

At Boise State
Jackson joined Koetter's staff in 1998 after then Boise State head coach Houston Nutt left for Arkansas. Jackson kept his title when joining Koetter's staff. The 2000 team featured five players averaging over 16.5 yards/catch, while the team finished with over 3,500 total passing yards.

During the 1999 season, the Broncos finished second in the conference in passing offense, averaging better than 250 yards per game.

At Indiana State
Before coming to Boise state, Jackson was an assistant coach at Indiana State University from 1995-97. A 1992 graduate of the University of San Diego, Jackson was a four-year starter in the defensive backfield. He was named the team's Defensive Player of the Year as a senior.

At Redlands
During the 1994 season, Jackson tutored all conference running back Matt Figuerea and second team all-conference player Anthony Jones.

At University of San Diego
Worked with the defensive backs and running backs during his tenure.

With the NFL
Guiding his career much like he would guide his receivers, Jackson also worked on his game by serving three internships with the NFL. In 2007 Jackson served as an intern and coach with the Jacksonville Jaguars. In 2003, he served in the same capacity with the Detroit Lions as part of the NFL's Minority Internship Program. In 1999 he gained his first experience with an NFL club while working with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Past or Present Professional Players Coached
Ryan Dennard (Arizona Rattlers)
Skyler Fulton (Seattle Seahawks)
Derek Hagan (New York Giants)
Michael Jones (Seattle Seahawks)
Shaun McDonald (St. Louis Rams)
Justin Taplin (Arizona Rattlers)
Jeb Putzier (Denver Broncos)
Rusty Smith (Tennessee Titans)
Rob Housler (Arizona Cardinals)
Lester Jean (Houston Texans)

As a Player
Jackson was a four-year starter in the defensive backfield at the University of San Diego. He was named the team's Defensive Player of the Year as a senior.

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