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Los Angeles City College

855 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Phone: (323) 953-4000


Athletics Department
Mike Miller, Athletics Director
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2850 

For Release: September 10, 2008


Los Angeles City College Announces New Women’s Basketball Coach

     The Los Angeles City College Athletics Department, under the leadership of Mike Miller, has announced the hiring of a new women’s basketball coach, Derrick Jackson. He begins his first year at the helm of the Los Angeles City College women’s basketball program with great optimism and years of preparation. Athletic Director Mike Miller said “We are very fortunate and enthusiastic about having Coach Jackson here at LACC.” He has spent the five previous seasons as a top recruiter and coordinator of summer camps with the University of Idaho, and assistant coach with Los Angeles Harbor City College. Jackson has also been a camp coordinator, recruiter, and top instructor for the University of Southern California’s Tim Floyd basketball instructional camp. During Miller’s search for a new coach it was discovered that Coach Jackson was known as having great leadership skills, was highly motivated and possessed a great passion for the game. “What was just as impressive was his concern for the student-athletes individual educational pursuits.” Miller said.

     Coach Jackson said, “I am happy to be here and our recruiting has gone well. Although this is a great challenge, I feel like the program has a built-in advantage with the experience and knowledge of Mike Miller. We expect to be very competitive in the upcoming season.”

     Athletic Director Mike Miller: “We recognize Coach Jackson has a long and impressive background in college basketball, and we look forward to and expect his success to continue with the Los Angeles City College women’s basketball program.”

     Jackson is a native of Dallas, Texas and has Bachelor’s of Arts from California State University Dominguez Hills in 2006, and received his A.A. degree From Los Angeles Harbor College in 2003.



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