Tia Jackson

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Tia Jackson
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Jackson coaching in a game in Cameron Indoor Stadium during the 2020-21 season.
Duke Blue Devils
Position Assistant coach
League Atlantic Coast Conference
Personal information
Born (1972-04-21) April 21, 1972 (age 51)
Townson, Maryland
Listed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight148 lb (67 kg)
Career information
High school Mardela Springs
(Mardela Springs, Maryland)
College Iowa (1990–1995)
WNBA draft 1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 9th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Mercury
Playing career1997–2012
Position Forward
Career history
As player:
1997 Phoenix Mercury
As coach:
1996–1999 VCU (assistant)
1999–2000 Stanford (assistant)
2000–2005 UCLA (assistant)
2005–2007 Duke (assistant)
2007–2011 Washington
2011–2015 Rutgers (assistant)
2015–2020 Miami (FL) (assistant)
2020–present Duke (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× All-Big Ten Honorable Mention (1993, 1995)

Tia Jackson (born April 21, 1972) is a former professional basketball player and a current assistant coach for Duke Blue Devils women's basketball team.


Coaching career

Jackson was hired as an assistant coach for the Duke Women's Basketball program in July 2020. Jackson, who both played and coached in an NCAA Final Four, is a 24-year coaching veteran with four years of head coaching experience. Jackson makes Durham, N.C., home for a second time as she spent the 2005–06 and 2006–07 seasons at Duke as an assistant coach, helping the Blue Devils to 63 victories and a trip to the 2006 NCAA championship game. [1]

Jackson was hired as an assistant coach for the University of Miami women's basketball program on May 7, 2015. The Hurricanes eclipsed 20 wins and reached the NCAA Tournament in four of Jackson's five seasons with the team, including advancing to the Round of 32 on their home court twice (2017 and 2019). Miami held a 109–53 record during Jackson's tenure as an assistant coach for the Canes. [2]

Prior to her time in Miami, Jackson spent four seasons as an assistant under Hall of Fame coach C. Vivian Stringer at Rutgers University.


Jackson graduated in 1995. She spent five seasons at University of Iowa and helped lead the Hawkeyes to four top-25 rankings.


Following her assistant coaching tenure at Virginia Commonwealth University, she was drafted by the Phoenix Mercury and played one season, 1997. She played with Nancy Lieberman, was coached by Cheryl Miller, played a total of 26 games, and helped lead the team to the Western Conference Championship. She was unable to continue her career due to injury. [3]

Personal life

Jackson earned a bachelor's degree in media studies and film.

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  1. "Tia Jackson - Women's Basketball Coach". Duke Athletics. Retrieved 18 June 2021.
  2. "Tia Jackson - Women's Basketball Coach". University of Miami Athletics. Retrieved 2020-05-26.
  3. "Tia Jackson Bio". goduke.com. Retrieved 2017-09-09.