Ashley Jackson, the NSCA's 2019 College Assistant Strength Coach of the Year, joined the Texas A&M Sports Performance staff in December 2021 as Assistant Director. She works with womens soccer and women's tennis. Jackson spent the last decade at the University of Michigan, where she implemented strength and conditioning programs for womens lacrosse, water polo and track and field. During her time in Ann Arbor, she was a part of five conference championship teams while working with 15 All-Americans and multiple all-conference honorees. Prior to joining the staff at Michigan, Jackson spent one year as a graduate assistant at Nova Southeastern University where she worked with the women's soccer, women's tennis, women's basketball, women's volleyball, men's and women's cross country and baseball teams. Before working at NSU, Jackson spent one year as a coach at XCEL Performance in Friendswood, Texas and also completed a one-year internship at the University of Houston. A native of Stephenville, Texas, Jackson was a goalkeeper on the Hardin-Simmons soccer team. She transferred to Texas A&M University, earning a bachelor's degree in exercise physiology in 2009. Jackson earned her master's degree in athletic administration from Nova Southeastern in 2012. Jackson is currently certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA) as a Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified, and USA Weightlifting (USAW) as a Level 2 Advanced Sports Performance Coach. She is also an active Board Member for the NSCA Foundation. She and her wife, Alicia, have one daughter, Aidy.