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Track and Field

Track and Field Coaching Staff
Bryan Jackson
Assistant Coach - Distance
Coach Info:
Position: Assistant Coach - Distance
Bryan Jackson was named an assistant coach on July 1, 2018. He will work with the cross country and distance groups for the Knights

Jackson joins the UCF staff after three seasons as the men's cross country and assistant track and field coach at the University of Pittsburg. While with the Panthers, he led the cross country squad to its best ACC Championship team finish in program history. Jackson also led the team to its best finish at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional in the last 11 years.

While Jackson's guidance, Nick Wolk became the USA Track and Field U20 5000m national champion and was named to the U20 Team USA for the 2017 Pan-American Jr. Championships. Wolk also broke a 27-year-old school record in the indoor 3000m. Jackson coached two school record holders and guided Matt McGoey to becoming the first distance athlete in school history to be named to the All-ACC team (3000m Steeplechase).

Prior to Pitt, Jackson crossed paths with Coach Boone at Texas State from 2011-15 where he experienced tremendous success, including three Western Athletic Conference Track and Field Championship titles in 2013. With the Bobcats, Jackson helped student-athletes break nine school records. He coached one NCAA National qualifier, eight NCAA Division I Preliminary qualifiers, 13 Sun Belt All-Conference performers, nine Western Athletic Conference All-Conference performers and four Southland All-Conference performers.

A Pittsburgh native, Jackson was a two-time letter winner for the Bowling Green cross country team while pursuing a degree in business administration. He made his collegiate coaching debut with the Falcons before taking over the Wofford cross country and track and field programs. He coached the 2009 Southern Conference Cross County Male Freshman of the Year and helped 15 student-athletes earn All-Freshman Team honors.

He has coached student-athletes to four conference championships, 27 all-conference accolades and 65 school records. Under his tutelage, Nick Wolk was crowned the 5000m champion at the 2017 USA Track and Field Junior National Championship.
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