Jackson Added to USU Women’s Basketball Staff

Utah State head women’s basketball coach Jerry Finkbeiner has announced the addition of Brooke Jackson to the staff as the director of basketball operations.

“We’re excited to have Brooke fill this position for us,” Finkbeiner said. “She brings great experience and an excellent skill set into this position. She is excited for the opportunity which could possibly lead into a full-time coaching position for her.”

Jackson played one season on the USU team from 2011-12. That year, Jackson started 15 games for the Aggies, averaging 11.6 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. Jackson had a team-best field goal percentage, shooting 48.9 percent (114-of-233), along with a 41.2 percent (47-of-114) from the 3-point line and 88.7 percent (86-of-97) from the free throw line. She then served as a graduate assistant coach for the 2012-13 season while finishing her graduate degree.

Prior to coming to Utah State, Jackson played two seasons at Arizona, where she averaged 7.6 points and 2.5 rebounds per game. She saw time in every game for the Wildcats, making 36 starts over the two years. Jackson also played at Mesa Community College, where she was named an NJCAA Division II first-team All-American and was the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference Player of the Year.

“Words cannot describe the gratitude I have for this opportunity to be a part of the Aggie family again. Ever since I was a child, I have looked up to my grandfather who coached collegiate track, and to follow in his footsteps has always been my dream. There have been many hands who have helped push me to reach for the stars and I sincerely appreciate each one of them. I feel extremely honored and blessed to work alongside such an incredible coaching staff and group of girls. Utah State holds a special place in my heart and I am excited for the memories and experiences ahead. Go Aggies!”


A native of Mesa, Ariz., Jackson graduated from Arizona in 2011 with a degree in psychology. She then completed a master’s degree at Utah State in physical and sport education in 2013. Since graduation, she has been living in Arizona and working in sales.

Jackson replaces Ebony Haliburton who recently accepted an assistant coach position at UC Irvine.


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