ANN ARBOR, Mich. C University of Michigan men's basketball coach John Beilein announced the rehiring of Mike Jackson as an assistant coach with the Wolverine program.
"I am thrilled to have Mike Jackson rejoin the Michigan Basketball staff," said Beilein. "I did a lot of research in the days since I was hired and there is no doubt Mike is a tremendous fit for the future of this program. His experience and connections with and around this program will only be a plus for us as we get set to move forward."
"This was a great opportunity for my family and I to stay in Michigan," said Jackson. "To be able to learn and work with a coach like John Beilein, I have no doubt it will be a wonderful experience. Having a chance to come back and be with these kids that I grew close to and shared a lot with over the last two years makes it even more special."
Jackson spent the last two seasons with U-M before heading to Illinois State University following the dismissal of Tommy Amaker. While with Michigan, he helped the Wolverines to two straight 20-win seasons, as well as the championship game of the 2006 Postseason NIT and a second round appearance in the 2007 NIT.
Prior to joining the Wolverines, he was an assistant coach at the University of Dayton (2003-05). While with the Flyers, Jackson helped the Flyers to the Atlantic 10 West Division championship in 2004 and a trip to the NCAA Tournament. During his tenure at Dayton, he coached with former Wolverine assistant coach Billy Schmidt (2001-03). He also served as an assistant coach at the University of Toledo for two years (2001-03).
Jackson began his coaching career after graduating from the University of Detroit in 1995 with a bachelors degree in business administration. In five years as an assistant coach at Detroit (1996-2001), he helped the Titans to two NCAA appearances and two Midwest Collegian Conference titles in 1998 and 1999. He was also a part of a semifinal appearance in the 2001 NIT. As a player, Jackson was a four-year letterwinner for the Titans and was the first Detroit player to score 1,000 points (1,125) and dish for 400 assists (422) during his career.
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