|Duke Blue Devils|
|League||Atlantic Coast Conference|
|Born||April 21, 1972|
|Listed height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Listed weight||148 lb (67 kg)|
|High school|| Mardela Springs |
(Mardela Springs, Maryland)
|WNBA draft||1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 9th overall|
|Selected by the Phoenix Mercury|
|2015–2020||Miami (FL) (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Tia Jackson (born April 21, 1972) is a former professional basketball player and a current assistant coach for Miami Hurricanes women's basketball team.
Jackson was hired as an assistant coach for the University of Miami women’s basketball program on May 7, 2015.
A 24-year coaching veteran with four years of head coaching experience, Jackson came to Miami after spending four seasons as an assistant under Hall of Fame coach C. Vivian Stringer at Rutgers University.
The Hurricanes have 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 holds a 109-53 record during Jackson’s tenure as an assistant coach for the Canes.
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.
Jackson earned a bachelor's degree in media studies and film.
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