Get To Know Coach Jackson:

WHAT IS YOUR COACHING EXPERIENCE?

Mountain Ridge JV/Varsity Assistant 2017-2018

Fortitude 17N Assistant 2017-2018

I coached briefly right after I graduated high school then took some time off during college and other commitments.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A PART OF THE FORTITUDE FAMILY?

This is my 2nd season!

WHAT IS YOUR PLAYING EXPERIENCE?

4 year HS Varsity Starter

Club Cactus 16-1 Open Region Champs 2006

APV 18-1 Open Region Champs 2008

APV 18-1 Open Region Champs 2009

USAV Nationals 18-Open, APV 18-1 Bronze Medal in 2019

WHERE ARE YOU FROM? WHAT STATES HAVE YOU LIVED IN?

I was born and raised in Tucson, AZ, but I have also lived in Southern California and Texas.

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 probably just a Cold Brew with cream and sugar.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH? (OTHER THAN VOLLEYBALL) 

College or NBA basketball.

WHAT DO YOU DO BESIDES VOLLEYBALL? 

Outside of the gym, I work at Dutch Bros (come say hi!) and I am a freelance graphic designer/ artist.

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!