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Photos from the Fordham-UMass Atlantic 10 baseball game on March 23, 2012
Jimmy Jackson enters his second year at Fordham University as the Pitching Coach and Recruiting Coordinator.
During Jackson's first season at Fordham, the Rams finished with a .500 record or better for the fourth straight season in conference play, while ranking in the top half of the league in ERA in league play at 3.41, helped in part by the continued development of starter Joseph Charest (2.73 ERA, 66 IP) and relievers Jeremy Adel (11 APP, 0.44 ERA, 20.2 IP) and Rich Anastasi (11 APP, 1.25 ERA, 21.2 IP).
Jackson also helped bring in a large recruiting class for the 2013 season, which included one of them, Charles Galiano, being drafted out of high school by the Philadelphia Phillies.
Prior to Fordham, Jackson spent three years at Siena College, the last two as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator. In his years at Siena, the Saints brought in the two largest recruiting classes in the history of the program. When promoted to pitching coach and recruiting coordinator, the team increased their win total by 12 games. The pitching staff also led the conference in ERA in his first season as pitching coach and finished second in the conference in year two. Jackson's staff lowered its ERA by two full runs each season, and in 2011 posted the best ERA in over 10 years. The Saints made it to the championship game of the MAAC tournament last year. Siena's pitchers also broke three individual season records and two season staff records. Jackson also had pitchers break two freshmen season records.
Before taking over as pitching coach and recruiting coordinator, Jackson was the volunteer assistant at Siena for one year. He worked primarily with catchers and outfielders and assisted with the hitters.
In three years at Siena, the Saints had multiple All-Conference and All-Region players, as well as one Freshmen All-American and one All-American. The Saints also had three players sign professional contracts with the Seattle Mariners, Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies.
Prior to Siena, Jackson spent three years as the varsity pitching coach at Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn, Maryland. In that time, they had 17 players who advanced to play in college, ten of which were pitchers. Additionally, Jackson delivered private lessons to over 20 players that moved onto the collegiate ranks, including eight who played at the Division I 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 an infielder and pitcher at Shepherd, where he became a two-time First Team All-Conference, All-Region and Preseason All-American selection as a pitcher. He also still holds six school records at Shepherd.