Adrian Jackson Biography
Greetings to all, my name is Adrian Jackson. I proudly run our Athletics Program for our fine institution. My background has prepared me to lead for success.
I received my Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Sport Management from Wichita State University. During my education, I worked with the Wichita Wingnuts, a semi-pro Baseball team and the Wichita State Basketball Programs. While working very hard in a multitude of roles, my thirst for knowledge kept me wanting to know more. Shortly after graduation, my hard-work led me to a new job in Chicago with a company, JumpForward, once showcased on SharkTank.
JumpForward provided compliance and recruiting software for NCAA institutions. As an Account Manager, I was able to spread my wings and work directly with coaches to ensure they were able to attract the best recruits for their program. As I continued to work with coaches, I began to see the importance of recruiting and showcasing one's program to potential recruits. After about 4 years, I received the opportunity to join the amazing staff at Amundsen as the Athletic Director.
Once approved, I knew this was my calling. My role consists of a list of responsibilities but I make sure that I put our students health and safety first. Another responsibility of mine is to ensure we have the most qualified coaches to lead our sports programs. As the father of 2 young boys, I continue to push them to be active but also make sure their coach is the right fit for them. This is why I make sure to do the same for our students to hopefully encourage our students to consider playing their sport at the next level.
I enjoy what I do and I hope that your family enjoys the time at Amundsen as well. As long as your student stays committed to success in the classroom and playing surface, I will do my best to lead the charge the best way possible. GO VIKINGS!