After 15 seasons as the head coach at his alma mater Alabama State, Lewis Jackson announced his resignation on Friday evening. Jackson was 207-262 during his time at the helm, going to two NCAA Tournaments, one NIT and one CIT.
“The joys and challenges of college athletics as a student, alumnus and coach at ASU continue to rank among the most rewarding milestones in my career,” Jackson said in a statement. “I am extremely grateful for the many opportunities that Alabama State University has afforded me.”
Jackson’s tenure started great, taking over as the head coach in 2005 after spending the previous five seasons as an assistant coach there. He won 20 games in his third season and 22 games in his fourth, winning the SWAC in both. However, the Hornets were under .500 in each of the last five seasons and failed to reach 10 wins in 2019-20 (the third such season in the last four years).
According to the school’s announcement, a national search for Jackson’s replacement will begin immediately.
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