Degrees and Certifications:
Scott Jackson, CAA
Assistant Director of Athletics
Area of Responsibility: Football, Track & Field, Middle Schools, Facilities, Bond Projects, Stadium Concessions
Years of Experience: 29
NIAAA Certified Athletic Administrator: CAA
Collegiate Alma Mater:
Kansas Wesleyan University, B.A. in Mathematics
Concordia University - Texas, M.Ed.in Sports Administration
Scott Jackson begins his 30th year in the secondary education profession. Before his current position as a Dallas ISD Assistant Director of Athletics, Jackson spent 18 years at David W. Carter HS as a mathematics teacher, athletic coordinator, track & field coach, and football coach. As the head boys track coach for the Cowboys, his teams won a state championship, three regional championships, nine district championships and numerous individual champions. He also was the offensive coordinator for the Cowboys from 2003 until 2011, mentoring many athletes at the quarterback position. Besides coaching, he was also an exceptional mathematics teacher.
Prior to Carter High School, Jackson was at Justin F. Kimball High School where he coached track and football. Jackson began his coaching career at Bryan Adams High School in 1991. Over the course of his coaching career, Coach Jackson has been a part of 19 play-off football teams, and 12 district championship teams. He has been a part of two state track championships, four regional track championships, nine district championships and several individual championships. He was also a 2-time selection as Track Coach of the Year by the Dallas Morning News.
Jackson brings an intense level of hard work, dedication, and knowledge. His primary goal is to assist all district coaches in building highly competitive and successful athletic programs, with an emphasis on developing well-rounded, student-athletes through discipline and hard work. He has always worked and assisted in developing a culture that values education, first and foremost. Jackson believes that athletics is an extension of the academic setting, producing winners in the classroom and leaders in the community—winners on and off the field of play. He truly loves and respects this great profession. He strongly believes that hard work, discipline and a quality education are prerequisites for students to have a successful future.
Jackson was born and raised in the East Texas town of Center. After graduating from Center High School, he went to Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Kansas where he attained his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Secondary Education. He was also inducted into the KWU Athletic Hall of Fame as a football and track athlete. He also has a Master’s degree in Sports Administration from Concordia University – Texas. Jackson is a Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA) through the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA), and a member of many professional organizations such as THSADA, THSCA, and NIAAA. Locally, Jackson is a member of the Dallas Coaches Association (DCA).
Jackson and his wife, Shawn, have three sons –Ryan, Jordan, and Caleb, who all graduated from Carter HS, and a beautiful granddaughter, Blaise.