Yolisha Jackson
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    Yolisha Jackson

    Position:
    Assistant Coach

    Experience:
    Third Season

    Alma Mater:
    Jacksonville '05

    03/21/2013

    Air Force vs. San Diego State - March 6, 2013

    The Falcons celebrate Senior Night versus the Aztecs.

    01/07/2013

    Air Force vs. Utah Valley - Jan. 2, 2013

    The Falcons close out their non-conference slate against the Wolverines.

    03/22/2012

    Air Force vs. UNLV - Feb. 25, 2012

    The Falcons take on the Lady Rebels in their official Play4Kay game in support of breast cancer awareness.

    12/13/2011

    Air Force vs. Denver - Nov. 17, 2011

    The Falcons host in-state rival Pioneers to open their 2011-12 home slate.

    12/13/2011

    Air Force vs. Northern Colorado - Nov. 25, 2011

    The Falcons host the Bears in an in-state rivalry game.

    Email Coach Jackson

    Yolisha Jackson enters her third season as an assistant coach for the Air Force women's basketball team. Jackson is primarily responsible for recruiting and coaching the Falcons' post players.

    Jackson arrived at the Academy in 2010 after a five-year stint at Kennesaw State University, including the last three years as the recruiting coordinator for the Lady Owls. During the 2005-06 season, Jackson coached All-Atlantic Sun selection Shavonder Clarke, a JUCO transfer who scored over 1,000 points in two years at KSU. In 2007-08, she coached Atlantic Sun Defensive Player of the Year Greteya Kelley, while helping lead the Lady Owls to a 16-12 overall record and third-place finish in the league.

    Jackson, who helped with KSU's transition to Division I from Division II, was also responsible for recruiting and coaching Atlantic Sun Player of the Year Britteny Henderson (2007-08) and A-Sun All-Freshman selections Rosetta Hollis (2006-07), Brandi Jones (2009-10) and Sametria Gideon (2009-10). The 2009 recruiting class which included Jones and Gideon was ranked first in the Atlantic Sun. Meanwhile, Jackson's final recruiting class included Miss Tennessee Basketball nominee and Hoopgurlz standout Taylor Mills.

    Jackson arrived at KSU in 2005 after a successful playing career at Jacksonville University. Jackson, who spent a season under the tutelage of current Air Force head coach Andrea Williams, ended her stellar playing career as just the second player in JU history to score over 1,000 career points. She also left the Dolphins as the single-season record holder for points per game and points scored, as well as career free throws made. An Atlantic Sun academic all-conference selection and two-time team MVP, Jackson's career was limited by a pair of knee injuries suffered in her junior year and the latter half of her senior season.

    A member of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association and the Black Coaches Association, Jackson received her undergraduate degree from Jacksonville in Physical Education.

    Jackson, a native of Clarksville, Tenn., is the daughter of Austin Peay State University Hall of Famer Howard Jackson, and resides in Colorado Springs.

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