Charlie Jackson (American Football Coach)
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Charlie Jackson American Football Coach
Charlie Jackson
Coach Charlie Jackson Green Bay Packers.jpg
Jackson as a member of the Green Bay Packers defensive coaching staff
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamKentucky State
Biographical details
Born (1976-11-04) November 4, 1976 (age 44)
Vienna, Georgia
Playing career
1995-1999Air Force
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2002-2003UCLA (volunteer assistant)
2004Air Force (assistant)
2005Green Bay Packers (assistant)
2006Buffalo (assistant)
2006Utah State (special assistant)
2007-2009Denver Broncos (assistant)
2012Colorado (special assistant)
2017-2018Atlanta Falcons (assistant)
2019-presentKentucky State
2010-2012Seattle Seahawks (scout)
2013-2016NCAA (CFB executive)
Head coaching record

Charlie Jackson (born November 4, 1976) is an American football coach. He is the head football coach at Kentucky State University, a position he has held since the 2019 season. Jackson was previously an assistant coach for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). Prior to the Falcons, Jackson served on the NCAA National Headquarters staff as a member of the College Football Rules Enforcement Group. He was responsible for the football rules development efforts in the Southeastern Conference (SEC). His background includes multiple defensive coaching roles with the Green Bay Packers and Denver Broncos and coaching fellowships with the Falcons and St. Louis Rams. He also served as a college scout for the Seattle Seahawks. Jackson was an assistant coach at Colorado, UCLA, Utah State, Buffalo, and the Air Force.

Early life

Born in Vienna, Georgia, Jackson is a 1995 academic honors graduate of Macon County High School in Montezuma, Georgia. As a football player at Macon County, he was named to the Georgia Academic All-State football team and many on the field accolades, including First Team All-State recognition and Georgia Class-A Football Defensive Player of the Year honors. He was named First Team All-Area by the Americus Times-Recorder, First Team All-Middle Georgia by the Macon Telegraph & News, and First Team All-State by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Georgia Sports Writers Association.


Jackson accepted an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy, and he participated in football and indoor track and field as a student-athlete. One of his many football highlights was his sophomore season performance against the United States Naval Academy in 1997. In front of the largest crowd in Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium history, undefeated and #16 ranked Air Force traveled to Annapolis and defeated Navy 10-7. Jackson was named player of the game and subsequently conference player of the week. Following his senior football season, Jackson was selected by his teammates as a permanent team captain and recipient of Air Force football's highest honor, the Brian Bullard Award, as the player who displays unselfishness, pride in his role, total team commitment, and 110 percent effort. Jackson helped Air Force become a consistent member of the Top 25 national rankings, including a Top 10 final ranking and conference championship in 1998.

Charlie Jackson giving a White House Rose Garden presentation to United States President, Bill Clinton, on May 9, 2000.
Charlie Jackson seen with President Clinton, College Football Hall of Fame Coach, Fisher DeBerry, Lieutenant General, Tad Oelstrom, and Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Cale Bonds.

Jackson earned a bachelor's degree in management from the United States Air Force Academy. He has a master's degree in management and sports studies from California State University, Long Beach.

Military service

Jackson was a Commissioned Officer in the United States Air Force and ascended to the rank of Captain while being stationed more than four years at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida and Los Angeles Air Force Base, California. His duties included serving as the U.S. Government point man in negotiations with three foreign government agencies in support of international treaty agreements

Coaching career

On February 17, 2017, Jackson was hired as an assistant coach with the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL).[1] On February 1, 2019, Jackson was named head football coach at Kentucky State University. Less than one month into his first season, Jackson had multiple historic victories including the 36th-annual Circle City Classic.[2]

Professional organizations

Jackson is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). His professional associations include the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), NFL Coaches Association (NFLCA), National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), National Association of Athletics Compliance (NAAC), Minority Coaches Association of Georgia (MCAofGA), and the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA).

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Kentucky State Thorobreds (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (2019-present)
2019 Kentucky State 7-3 3-3 3rd (West)
Kentucky State: 7-3 3-3
Total: 7-3


  1. ^ Scott, Brandon. "Falcons finalize new coaching staff for next season". USA Today. Retrieved 2017.
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