Sept. 12, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan director of strength and conditioning Mike Favre announced Thursday (Sept. 12) the hiring of Ashley Jackson as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for women's lacrosse and water polo after working as a professional intern for Olympic Sports at U-M since August 2012.
"I am very pleased to announce the addition of Ashley Jackson to the Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning team," said Favre. "Ashley brings a great deal of knowledge, energy and enthusiasm with her and will be supervising all aspects of strength and conditioning for women's lacrosse and water polo."
During her time as a professional intern for the Wolverines, Jackson designed and implemented weightlifting programs for men's and women's cheerleading, assisted with women's basketball, men's lacrosse and women's soccer, and assisted Olympic Sports strength coaches with daily operations.
Prior to joining the Michigan staff, Jackson was a graduate assistant at Nova Southeastern University from 2011-12. There she worked with the women's soccer, women's tennis, women's basketball, women's volleyball, men's and women's cross country and baseball teams. Before her stint at NSU, Jackson worked from 2010-11 as a sports performance coach at Xcel Performance in Friendswood, Texas. Jackson also completed an internship during 2009-10 at the University of Houston, where she assisted the staff with the women's soccer, baseball, softball, women's swimming and men's and women's cross country teams.
Jackson began college at Hardin Simmons University, where she was a goalkeeper on the women's soccer team. Following a transfer, she earned a bachelor of science degree in 2009 from Texas A&M University, where she studied exercise physiology. In 2012, she earned her master's of education in athletic administration from Nova Southeastern.
Jackson is currently certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) as a Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC), and USA Weightlifting (USAW) as a Sports Performance Coach.
Jackson is originally from Stephenville, Texas.