U.S. Men's National Team Technical Coordinator Chris Jackson
Chris Jackson (Phoenix, Ariz.) joined the U.S. Men's Team in 2009 from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, where he was an assistant coach for the men’s volleyball team for one year.
Four years later, the U.S. Men's Team finished with an overall record of 72-34.
The U.S. Men’s Team had its best season of the four-year Olympic quadrennial in 2012 as Jackson helped it to a 5-0 match record to win the NORCECA Men’s Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament on May 7-12 in Long Beach, Calif. Jackson helped the U.S. Men to a pool victory in the 2012 FIVB World League. The team advanced to the Final Round where it won the silver medal.
At the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the U.S. Men again won their pool, advancing to the quarterfinals where they fell to Italy. They finished tied for fifth.
Prior to his time at Grand Canyon University, Jackson served as an assistant coach for both the men's and women's programs at USC, including being a part of the women's 2007 NCAA national tournament semifinalist team. He also served as an assistant coach for the 2008 U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team that won the NORCECA Continental Championship.
“Chris has all the skills required to be great in our technical coordinator position,” U.S. Head Coach Alan Knipe said. “He is self-motivated, organized and great with the guys. He has a solid background in Data Project software and most importantly, he knows how to grind.”
Jackson was on the coaching staff at Phoenix Brophy Prep from 2004-06, which included a state title in 2005. His 16-year old group from the Southern California Volleyball Club finished fourth in the nation.
Jackson played high school volleyball at Glendale Deer Valley in Arizona. He attended BYU in 2003 and left to serve an LDS mission in Lima, Peru. He returned and finished up school at Arizona State where he graduated in 2007.