Northeastern WBB Staff Update

Northeastern women’s basketball head coach Bridgette Mitchell proudly introduced Jim Corrigan and Keturah Jackson as the Huskies’ new assistant coaches on Wednesday, welcoming the pair from the Duke women’s basketball staff.
A five-time CAA champion assistant coach, Corrigan carries more than three decades of collegiate men’s and women’s coaching experience, having previously served on the staffs at William & Mary (men’s), Old Dominion (men’s and women’s) and Duke (women’s). Jackson – a 2009-10 ACC All-Defensive Team selection at Duke – brings a wealth of high school coaching experience with her from Virginia and South Carolina, most recently serving as the special assistant for the Duke women’s program.
“I am thrilled to have Jim and Keturah join my staff,” said Mitchell. “Jim is a great source of knowledge and has experience at all levels on both the men’s and women’s side. His ability to teach the game and enhance programs’ on-court performances is top-notch. I am pumped to have him with us!
“Keturah is a proven winner at the highest collegiate level and a true competitor,” Mitchell continued. “She has a remarkable gift of relating to young women and transferring skills. I am excited for the positive way that she will enhance our program.”
Corrigan arrives at Northeastern after a three-season stint at Duke, where he supported the women’s program as its special assistant and assistant coach. Specializing in post player development, he helped direct offensive strategies for the Blue Devils, scouting opponents during the team’s run to the 2018 Sweet 16.
Prior to working in Durham, Corrigan was the 23-year assistant coach at Old Dominion (1994-2017), transitioning between the men’s and women’s programs in 2013.
During his 14-year tenure on the men’s side, Corrigan helped lead the Monarchs to five CAA championships and 11 postseason appearances, including six NCAA tournament berths. After serving as the ODU recruiting coordinator and interim men’s head coach, he continued his coaching success with the women’s program, co-leading the Monarchs to consecutive WNIT appearances during 2014 and 2015.
Corrigan’s collegiate coaching start was earned in 1987 at William & Mary, where he instructed the men’s post players, oversaw conditioning activities and served as the program’s recruiting coordinator. He has also held coaching positions at two North Carolina high schools: Bishop McGuinness and Northern Durham.
Having walked onto the Duke men’s basketball team, Corrigan earned his scholarship under head coach Bill Foster, celebrating two ACC titles and three NCAA tournament berths, including a trip to the 1978 Final Four. He graduated cum laude from Duke in 1980 with his bachelor’s degree in management science.

Jackson joins the Northeastern staff after serving as the special assistant at her alma mater, Duke, where she and Mitchell were women’s basketball teammates from 2006 to 2010. While in her latest role, Jackson created scouting reports for the Blue Devils in addition to prepping film reviews and leading team-building activities.
From 2016 to 2019, Jackson was the award-winning girls’ basketball head coach at Lower Richland High School (South Carolina), garnering three Region V 4A Coach of the Year awards. Under her direction, the Hornets won three Region V 4A championships, advanced to the 2016-17 state semifinals and produced four NCAA Division I basketball scholarship players.
Prior to her success at Lower Richland, Jackson spent three seasons as the girls’ basketball head coach at White Knoll High School (South Carolina), guiding the Timberwolves to their first playoff appearance and first postseason victory. She has also held high school assistantships at C.A Johnson (South Carolina) and Chantilly (Virginia), where she primarily handled scouting, game preparation and the development of both programs’ guards.
Jackson’s leadership extends well beyond the basketball court and into the community. Among the notable positions she has held, she has served as the School Improvement Council Vice Chair at Lower Richland, taught at Nike Basketball Camps & Clinics, been a board member on the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association (SCBCA) and been a contributor at the White Knoll Leadership Group.
As a student-athlete, Jackson co-led the defensive effort for Duke during its 2009-10 season that witnessed the Blue Devils post 32 wins and advance to the Elite Eight. Her 83 steals during the program’s run rank today as the sixth most during a single Duke season, helping earn her ACC All-Defensive Team honors.
Jackson graduated from Duke in 2009 with her bachelor’s degree in sociology.

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