Divine Jackson Named Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at AIC

Divine Jackson has been named as an assistant women’s basketball coach at American International College.

This past summer, Jackson was named the head coach of the Women’s American Basketball Association (WABA) team the Long Island Storm.

Before his time with the Storm, Jackson spent two seasons at Molloy College. In his time with the Lions, the team has made back-to-back East Coast Conference tournament appearances, winning the Championship in 2016-17 and advancing to the NCAA East Regional Championship for the first time in program history.

Prior to Molloy, Jackson served as the video coordinator at SUNY Old Westbury during the 2014-15 season.

Before being hired, Jackson spent the four seasons playing for head coach Bernard Tomlin and the SUNY Old Westbury Panthers. As four-year starter and three-year captain, he was known for his team-first, leadership-based attitude. Jackson played a significant role on the most decorated men’s basketball team in program history. His contribution to the Panthers led to a Skyline Conference Championship and multiple ECAC Tournament Appearances. Jackson was also a part of the school’s first ever NCAA Tournament Appearance. Jackson scored over 900 points and pulled down over 750 rebounds during his collegiate career, finishing with a 67-42 record.

From 2000-2014, Jackson was a member of the USA Handball team and participated in five Pan American Championships.

Jackson graduated in May 2017 from SUNY Old Westbury with a degree in Visual Arts-Electronic Media. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in marketing from Molloy College.

Photo Courtesy AIC Athletics


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