Yolisha Jackson

Head Women’s Basketball Coach
University of South Alabama


2023 – Present: Head Coach, University of South Alabama

2020 – 2023: Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, University of South Florida

2013 – 2020: Associate Head Coach (20-21)/Assistant Coach, University of South Alabama

2010 – 2013: Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, U.S. Air Force Academy

2005 – 2010: Recruiting Coordinator (07-10)/Assistant Coach, Kennesaw State University

2001 – 2005: Player, Jacksonville University


2019: University of South Alabama, Masters, Science

2005: Jacksonville University, Bachelors, Physical Education


Hometown: Clarksville, TN

Family: Zoey (Daughter)

Career Highlights

From 2020 to 2023, helped lead South Florida to a 70-20 (.778) overall and 39-6 (.867) American Athletic Conference record, two AAC Regular Season Championships, one AAC Tournament Championship, and three consecutive NCAA Tournament berths (two wins)

In 2020-21, assisted South Florida to their first NCAA Tournament win in five seasons

USF’s scoring defense finished ranked 12th nationally in 2021-22, as well as 1st in the AAC in 2022-23

From 2013 to 2020, helped lead South Alabama to 101 overall and 53 Sun Belt Conference wins, two 21+ win seasons, and two postseason berths

In 2018-19, assisted South Alabama the most single-season wins (25) in program history

In 2010-11 (first season), assisted Air Force to the second-most conference wins (3) in 15 seasons after taking over a program that had finished with only one or zero conference wins in each of the 14 seasons prior to staff’s arrival

From 2005 to 2010, helped lead Kennesaw State to 60 overall and 42 Atlantic Sun wins, including helping the program transition from DII to DI

In 2007-08, assisted Kennesaw State to the most single-season (16) and ASUN conference (11) wins in program history

As an Assistant Coach, recruited and coached 25 all-conference team selections, as well as three Players of the Year, two Defensive Players of the Year, three Rookies/Newcomers of the Year and one Sixth Player of the Year

Became the second player in Jacksonville program history to score over 1,000 career points, graduating as the program’s single-season record holder for points per game and career free three throws made

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