Sept. 15, 2008
Jimmy Jackson has been hired as assistant baseball coach at Siena effective immediately, as announced today by head coach Tony Rossi. Jackson will work primarily with Siena's catchers and outfielders.
"Jimmy will be a valuable member of our staff because of his experience in professional baseball," head coach Tony Rossi said. "He will be able to provide our student-athletes with some perspective and direction as to what it takes to succeed in college and make it to the next level."
Jackson played two years of independent professional baseball in the Frontier and Atlantic League after a standout collegiate career at Division II Shepherd University in West Virginia. He was a two-time First Team All Conference, All Region and Preseason All American selection as a pitcher at Shepherd where he still holds six school records.
Jackson has spent the last three years as the varsity pitching coach at Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn, Maryland. He coached 17 players who advanced to play in college, 10 of which were pitchers. Additionally, Jackson delivered private lessons over the last three years to over 20 collegiate athletes, eight who played at the Division I level.
Jackson has worked multiple camps over the last eight years for high schools, colleges and Cal Ripken Baseball.
In addition to working with the catchers and outfielders, Jackson will handle myriad of responsibilities related to the daily upkeep of the program.