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2024 HBCU ALL-STAR

2024 HBCU COACH

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Jamaal Jackson

 Kentucky State University Men's Head Coach

Jamaal Jackson, in his eighth year as Head Men's Basketball Coach at Kentucky State University and second year as Deputy Director of Athletics, has led the team to SIAC success. Under his coaching, five Thorobreds earned All-SIAC honors, three became BoxToRow.com Division II All-Americans, and seven signed professional contracts. Previously, as Head Coach at Bluefield State College, Jackson achieved the school's highest win total since 1995-96 and ranked first nationally in turnovers during the 2014-15 season. Before that, as an assistant coach at Stillman College, he contributed to notable win improvements and achieved the school's first-ever NCAA Division II Top 25 ranking.

 

Jackson is actively involved in various athletic associations and committees, such as the National Association of Basketball Coaches. In the community, he serves on the Martin Luther King, Jr. State Commission and the Frankfort Board of Parks Commissioners. Jackson, along with his wife Mary, resides in Frankfort with their children, Jairus and Laila Rose.

HBCU Players

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Allen Betrand

Norfolk State

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Anthony Pittman

West Virginia University

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Chris Martin

Clark Atlanta

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Christian Wells

Lemoyne-Owen

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Ej Williams

Alabama A&M

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Jaylen Alston 

Winston-Salem State

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Jeremiah Gambrell

Alcorn State

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Jeremiah Kendall

Alcorn State

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Justin Kearney

Wilberforce

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Seth Towns

Howard University

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Tedrick Wilcox Jr.

Hampton University

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Willie Jackson

Central State

2024 OHIO COACH

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Jermaine Henderson

Assistant Coach University of Dayton

 Jermaine Henderson, a graduate of Columbus East High School and a seasoned college coach with over 25 years of experience, currently serves as an Assistant Coach at the University of Dayton.

 

Having graduated from Miami University in 1997, Henderson's coaching journey includes stints at Miami, Missouri State, Cleveland State (twice), and Kansas State. As a player at Miami, he contributed to four post-season teams. Following his playing days, Henderson joined Charlie Coles' coaching staff at Miami for 15 seasons.

 

Henderson later served as an assistant under Paul Lusk at Missouri State for three seasons (2012-15) and then joined Cleveland State as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons under Gary Waters. In 2017-18, Henderson transitioned to Kansas State, initially working as the program's director of student-athlete development for two seasons before returning to the court as an assistant coach for the 2019-20, 2020-21, and 2021-22 seasons. He subsequently returned to Cleveland State as an assistant coach on Daniyal Robinson's staff, contributing to the team's 21-14 record in Robinson's first season as head coach in 2022-23.

 

Henderson has been a part of nine post-season teams and seven conference championships during his coaching career.

 Ohio Players 

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Brandon Rush

Youngstown State

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Colin Kahl

Case Western

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Collen Gurley

University Of Mount Union

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Darrell Newsom Jr.

University Of Mount Union

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Nate Gerber

Capital University

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Sahmi Willoughby

Marietta College

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Treohn Wattkins

Heidelberg

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Ziggy Reid

Youngstown State University

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