Kenneth Jackson is entering his third season as the head baseball coach at Western Texas College.
After taking over the helm in January 2017, Coach Jackson has amassed an overall record of 59-51 the past 2 seasons, including a conference record of 43-29.
During the 2017 campaign, Jackson led the Westerners to its first winning season since 2011, and the second winning season in program history. The Westerners finished at 33-23 clip overall, a 17-win improvement from the season before.
Born and raised in Corpus Christi, Coach Jackson spent 2 seasons at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi as the Volunteer Assistant Coach prior to his time at WTC. His responsibilities included coaching 3rd base, working with the hitters, outfielders, & also assisting with the infielders.
During his collegiate career, Jackson spent his final two seasons at Texas A&M, playing in 124 games for the Aggies from 2010-11 and was just one of two players to play in each game in 2011. During his senior season, he started at shortstop in each of the Aggies 69 games that season — a season in which A&M reached the College World Series. That year, Jackson hit .278 with 36 runs scored & 28 RBI. He was a sure-handed shortstop as well, committing just 10 errors on 319 chances and turning 35 double plays. During his junior year, he played in 55 games, while getting the start in 31 of them.
Prior to his time with the Aggies, Jackson played his first two college seasons at Alvin Community College where he was a two-year starter. In his sophomore year, he was named first-team all-conference shortstop while hitting six home runs and driving in 41 RBI with a .376 batting average. In 2008, he helped the Dolphins to the Region XIV conference title and a fifth-place finish at the JUCO World Series.
Coach Jackson spent his high school career at Richard King High School. As a senior, he was a first team all-district selection and was voted the team's most valuable player while also receiving the Mustangs' gold glove award.
Jackson was drafted in the 31st round by the Florida Marlins in the 2011 MLB Draft. He spent one season playing in the Gulf Coast League for the Marlins before focusing on a coaching career.