Former Lady Saluqis in the Pros
Assistant Women's Basketball Coach
Former Lady Saluqi and
Mississippi State standout Imesia Jackson is in her sixth year as
assistant women’s basketball coach at Southwest. Jackson played for
the Lady Saluqis from 2004-06 and was named first team All-TCCAA and
honorable mention NJCAA All-American as a sophomore. Jackson ended
her Southwest career as the College’s eighth all-time leading scorer
with 825 points and also the eighth all-time rebounder with 506.
Jackson continued her education and basketball career at Mississippi
State University, where she was a two-year starter and averaged 10.1
points per game. As a senior, Jackson received MSU’s team awards for
Field Goal Percentage, Deflections, and Charges.
In April 2008, Jackson participated in Nike’s “So You Want To Be A
Coach” Program in Tampa Bay, Florida which was hosted by the Women’s
Basketball Coaches Association. Jackson was one of only 50 senior
student-athletes nationwide who were selected for the program based
on their academics, contributions to women’s basketball on and off
the court, professional resume and a written recommendation from
their head coach.
A native of Crawford, Mississippi, Jackson was a two-time all-state
player at East Oktibbeha High School in Starkville. She was selected
team MVP in each of her sophomore, junior, and seniors seasons, and
was chosen to the All-Area team in the same span.