FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
September 12, 2001
 

Kevin Jackson Named Coordinator of
Men’s and Women’s Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
at Rhode Island College
 

Providence, RI—Rhode Island College named Kevin Jackson as its Coordinator of Men’s and Women’s Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field. "I am looking forward to taking over the Rhode Island College program," Jackson says. "RIC has the potential to be one of the top programs in New England."

Jackson had previously served as the Head Coach of Boys’ Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field at Pilgrim High School in Warwick since 1994. Prior to taking the job at Pilgrim, Jackson was the Head Coach of Boys’ Cross Country and Assistant Coach of Boys’ Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field at Hope High School from 1978-1994. Under his tutelage, Hope won six consecutive cross country titles and he coached a New England Champion (Wayne Newsom) and an All-American (Erik Clinton).

He was named the Rhode Island Boys’ Track and Field Coach of the Year in 1989, 1992 and 1999. He was the President of the Rhode Island Track and Field Coaches Association from 1989-91.

He is the founder and President of the Providence Cobras Youth Track and Field Team. This self-supporting youth program, which started in 1978, works with inner city youth in developing track and field skills.

In addition to his duties at RIC, Jackson is the educational coordinator for the Whitmarsh Corporation. He is also a Providence City Councilman. He earned his bachelor’s degree in social welfare/psychology from Rhode Island College in 1980. A native of Warwick, he currently resides in Providence.

 

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