Tia Jackson

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Tia Jackson
Duke Blue Devils
Position Assistant coach
League Atlantic Coast Conference
Personal information
Born (1972-04-21) April 21, 1972 (age 48)
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
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 Miami Hurricanes women's basketball team.


Coaching career

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. [1]


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. [2]

Personal life

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

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