Head Coach, Field Hockey
2017 WCA Graduate, Class #43
2019 Academy 2.0 Graduate, Class #4
E.A. Jackson is entering her third year at the helm of the Towson University field hockey team.
In her second season, she and the University opened the brand new TU Field Hockey Complex, located between the Towson softball field and the tennis courts adjacent to Lot 20 on Towson’s campus. The field is part of a larger construction project for the athletic department including practice fields next to Lot 19.
In June of 2019, Jackson was presented the Cecile Reynaud Coaching Mastery Award, named for long-time Florida State volleyball head coach Cecile Renaud. While attending the NCAA WeCoach Academy 2.0, she received this award voted on by her coaching peers at the event.
E.A. Jackson was named the head coach of the Towson University field hockey program in February of 2017. Jackson, previously the head coach at Eastern Mennonite University, becomes the 12th coach in program history.
Jackson worked as the head field hockey coach and Senior Woman Administrator at Eastern Mennonite University for two years. She joined the Royals’ staff in the spring of 2015 and had an immediate impact on the program. Jackson doubled the team’s win total for the 2016 season and helped the team record its most wins in a season since 2011. During her second season as head coach, she increased the team’s goals for by 28, while decreasing the goals against by 34.
Jackson also served as the recruiting coordinator and director of operations for the Eastern Mennonite field hockey program. She brought in a record number of freshmen during her time with the Royals. She oversaw the Royals’ scheduling, designed engaging training sessions and analyzed game film. Jackson developed formations and plays on the SportPlan Platform to develop tactical awareness and hockey IQ. Jackson helped rejuvenate the Royals’ fundraising platform, raising over $10,000 for the program in her first year as a head coach.
Prior to joining the staff at EMU, Jackson served as the head coach at Albemarle High School in Charlottesville, Virginia for five years. She worked as a transition specialist for the special education department at Albemarle High School for 15 years.
After reviving the Albemarle field hockey program, Jackson was named District Coach of the Year following her first season. She managed the varsity and club programs, oversaw the team’s budget, coaching staff and social media accounts while at Albemarle. She also planned, wrote and facilitated the implementation of her engaging curriculum.
She served as a USA Futures Elite Coach at the University of Virginia and the University of Richmond in 2016. Jackson also has worked as a coach at James Madison University’s Summer Field Hockey Camp in 2015 and 2016.
Jackson graduated from the University of Mary Washington in 1999 with a bachelor of science in psychology. She served as team captain for the Eagles and helped the team reach the Division III NCAA Tournament as a freshman. Jackson added a masters of education in transitional special education from George Washington University in 2001.
Jackson has a USA Field Hockey Level I Coaching Certification from the National Coaches Forum.