Get To Know Coach Jackson:
WHAT IS YOUR COACHING EXPERIENCE?
I coached briefly right after I graduated high school then took some time off during college and other commitments, but excited to get back into the coaching world.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A PART OF THE FORTITUDE FAMILY?
This is my first season! Super excited to be a part of the fam!
WHAT IS YOUR PLAYING EXPERIENCE?
I played club and was on varsity all four years in high school. My club team my senior year had a top 10 finish at Nationals in 18-Open.
WHERE ARE YOU FROM? WHAT STATES HAVE YOU LIVED IN?
I am originally from Tucson, AZ. I also lived in California, but came back to Phoenix.
ARE YOU MARRIED? DO YOU HAVE ANY KIDS?
Nope, not married and no kids lol
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD?
It's hard for me to turn away some good Mexican food!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COFFEE DRINK?
SO, I currently work at Dutch Bros, which makes this really hard to answer... but basically anything from there is great :)
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH? (OTHER THAN VOLLEYBALL)
The NBA hands down!
WHAT DO YOU DO BESIDES VOLLEYBALL?
I work at Dutch Bros (come see me and say hi!), work player security for the Phoenix Suns, and do a lot of watercolor, oil, and digital art!
WHY DO YOU LOVE VOLLEYBALL?
I love volleyball because it is one of the few sports that requires a team effort to be successful at the highest level. In America we love to celebrate the individual (Kobe, LeBron, Tom Brady, Marshawn Lynch, etc.) but when we do that we lose something beautiful: team. But volleyball doesn't really allow for the glorification of the individual because it doesn't matter if you have one player that can smash every ball if you can't pass or set. Volleyball requires teams to play for the betterment of everyone around them, not just themselves, and that is beautiful to get to be a part of!