The Assistant College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Award is given to an outstanding Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS) with RSCC distinction who has demonstrated dedication to improving athletic performance at the college level.
Ashley Jackson joined the University of Michigan Strength and Conditioning staff as a Strength and Conditioning Coach in the fall of 2013. She is responsible for Women’s Lacrosse and Water Polo and assists with Volleyball. Additionally, she is the coordinator of the Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning Internship Program.
During her time at Michigan, Jackson has worked with 3 conference championship teams (Water Polo 2016-2018), 12 All Americans, and multiple all-conference honorees.
Jackson was a Professional Intern for strength and conditioning at the University of Michigan from September 2012 through September 2013. She was responsible for Cheerleading and assisted primarily with Women’s Basketball, Men’s Lacrosse and Women’s Soccer. Prior to joining the Michigan staff, Jackson was a graduate assistant at Nova Southeastern University during 2011-2012. There 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 worked from 2010-11 as a Sports Performance Coach at Xcel Performance in Friendswood, Texas. Jackson also completed an internship during 2009-10 at the University of Houston, where she assisted the staff with the women's soccer, baseball, softball, women's swimming, and men's and women's cross country teams.
Jackson began college at Hardin Simmons University, where she was a goalkeeper on the women's soccer team. Following a transfer, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 2009 from Texas A&M University, where she studied exercise physiology. In 2012, she earned a Master of Science in athletic administration from Nova Southeastern University.
Jackson is currently certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) as a Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC), and USA Weightlifting (USAW) as a Level 2 Advanced Sports Performance Coach.
Jackson is originally from Stephenville, Texas and currently resides in Saline, MI.
|Current CSCS certification and Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC) distinction|
|Be a current member for two consecutive years|
|Be an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at a DI, II, III, NAIA or Junior College|
|Shall not have won this award previously|
|Nominated by a current member who is their supervising Head Strength Coach or Director of Strength and Conditioning|
Additionally, all nominees must qualify using a criteria sheet (PDF download) and submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and supporting documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org. Qualifying nominees will be asked additionally for media/public relations/communication officer contact information, a high resolution head shot (1MB or larger), a short bio, Twitter handle (optional), and a signed media release.
|2017 - Domenic Reno, CSCS, RSCC*D, Western Kentucky University||2014 - Caitlin Quinn, CSCS, RSCC, Florida State University|
|2016 - Matt Shaw, MEd, CSCS, RSCC, University of Denver||2013 - Antony McClure, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D, New Mexico University|
|2015 - Bo Sandoval, MS, CSCS, USAW-2, RSCC, University of Michigan||2012 - Jason E. Spray, CSCS Middle Tennessee State University|