Jackson arrives in Clinton Hill from Adelphi University, where she served as an assistant coach, and becomes the third head coach at Pratt since the rebirth of the women’s basketball program.
“Sade Jackson is a rising star in the coaching ranks and we are very excited to have her as our new head women’s basketball coach,” said athletic director Walter Rickard.
The New Jersey resident will also serve as an assistant director of events and facilities, overseeing the Activity Resource Center (ARC), Pratt’s on-campus athletic and recreation facility.
An Adelphi alumna, Jackson played in 110 games for the Panthers, scoring 1,192 points over the course of her career. The team’s starting point guard for much of her time in Garden City, Jackson is one of 21 players to reach the 1,000-point plateau at Adelphi and graduated as the program’s all-time leader in assists with 673.
Following graduation, Jackson played professionally for one season with Eintracht Braunschwieg in Germany, before returning to her alma mater in 2016 to serve as an assistant under then-head coach Heather Jacobs.
In her one season on the bench, Jackson helped lead Adelphi to an 18-12 overall record, the program’s fourth consecutive winning season, and her recruiting efforts helped Adelphi land the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class C Player of the Year, Liz Millea.
The Cannoneers open the 2016-17 season with a non-conference matchup with Vaughn College at noon, as part of a season-opening home doubleheader on Saturday, November 12.