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 & Recruiting Coordinator, University of South Alabama

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

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

In 2023-24 (first season), led South Alabama to two more wins than the season prior to her arrival

In 2022, named one of the 100 Influential Black Women in Sports by Sports Illustrated

From 2020 to 2023, helped lead South Florida to a 70-20 (.778) overall and 39-6 (.867) American Athletic Conference record, three winning seasons, two 24+ win seasons, two AAC Regular Season Championships (first in program history), one AAC Tournament Championship (first in program history), and three 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 two 21+ win seasons and two postseason berths, including the most single-season wins (25) in program history in 2018-19

In 2007-08, assisted Kennesaw State to the most single-season (16) and Atlantic Sun 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

Graduated from Jacksonville as only the second player in program history to score over 1,000 career points

Head Coach Record