Tennessee adds former starting Georgia offensive lineman to Jeremy Pruitt's support staff
Tennessee has added to the program’s support staff this offseason with the addition of a coach with not only playing and coaching experience in the Southeastern Conference but an assistant that has coordinator experience at the college football level.
Former Georgia offensive lineman Alex Jackson has joined the Tennessee program as an offensive analyst. This news was first reported by Radi Nabulsi of UGASports.com.
Jackson comes to Knoxville after serving as Florida A&M’s co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. Jackson worked at Florida A&M for three seasons. Prior to landing his position at FAMU, Jackson was the co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Prairie View A&M for three seasons.
Jackson also has experience coaching at Georgia and Arkansas following the end of his playing career. The former Bulldog started in Athens during the 2001 and 2002 seasons, including being a member of Georgia’s first SEC championship team in 20 years back in 2002.
Before starting his coaching career, Jackson had a brief stint with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2003. Jackson is also a two-time recipient of the Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship.
The newest member of the Tennessee coaching staff is a native of Quincy, Fla.
Following his departure from FAMU, Jackson issued the following message after his three years with the program.
— Alex Jackson (@Coach_Ajax) July 2, 2020
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