Mike Jackson enters his third season at Providence College and his third season as the coordinator of basketball operations under Head Coach Ed Cooley.
Jackson came to Providence after spending six seasons as an assistant coach in the Big Ten. In 2011, Jackson worked as an assistant coach at Purdue. Prior to that, he spent five years as an assistant coach at Michigan.
Before going to Michigan, Jackson spent two years as an assistant coach at Dayton, where he helped guide the Flyers to an Atlantic 10 West Division title and NCAA Tournament berth in 2004. In 2001, Jackson joined the coaching staff at Toledo where he worked for two years.
A 1995 graduate of Detroit University, Jackson began a five-year tenure as an assistant coach at his alma mater in 1996. During his time on the Titans' coaching staff, he helped lead the program to four 20-win seasons, two conference titles and a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances, where they advanced to the second round both times. Jackson also helped Detroit reach the semifinals of the 2001 NIT.
Jackson was also a standout player for the Titans during his college career, becoming the first player in program history to score 1,000 points (1,125) and hand out 400 assists (422). He propelled Detroit to the 1994 MCC Tournament title, earning a spot on the all-tournament team for his efforts, and still ranks fifth on the Titans' career charts for three-point field goals made (157) and attempted (428).
During his career Jackson has coached and recruited a number of NBA players. Current and former NBA players that Jackson has coached are Willie Green (Detroit/Los Angeles Clippers), E'Twaun Moore (Purdue/Orlando Magic), JaJuan Johnson (Purdue/Houston Rockets), Robbie Hummel (Purdue/Minnesota Timeberwolves), Ekpe Udoh (Michigan/Milwaukee Bucks) and Brian Roberts (Dayton/New Orleans Pelicans).
Jackson graduated from Detroit in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in business administration. He and his wife, Amira, have two children, son Mylan (12) and daughter Amani (9).
BIRTHDATE: April 28, 1973
FAMILY: Wife, Amira; Son, Mylan (12); Daughter, Amani (9)
HIGH SCHOOL: University of Detroit Jesuit '91
COLLEGE: Detroit `95 - Bachelor's Degree in Business Administartion
Coord. of Basketball Ops., Providence College, 2011-present
Assistant Coach, Purdue Univeristy, 2010-11
Assistant Coach, University of Michigan, 2005-10
Assistant Coach, University of Dayton, 2003-05
Assistant Coach, University of Toledo, 2001-03
Assistant Coach, Detroit, 1996-01