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  Dionnah Jackson

Dionnah Jackson

Player Profile

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

Position:
Assistant Coach

Experience:
1st Season

Alma Mater:
Oklahoma (2005)

Dionnah Jackson begins her coaching career as the newest member of the Southeast Missouri coaching staff. The St. Louis native just completed a four-year professional playing career overseas. She will assist in the coaching of the Redhawk's guards. Her other duties include serving as the team's video coordinator, scouting, recruiting, assisting with travel arrangements, conducting film exchange, community service projects and other administrative roles.

Jackson played four seasons at the University of Oklahoma under the tutelage of coaching legend Sherri Coale. As a three-year starting point guard and three-time team captain, Jackson ranks in the in the top-ten in 17 of Oklahoma's 22 all-time records lists, including second in assists (606), third in steals (265), fourth in rebounds (829), fifth in blocked shots (64) and ninth in points scored (1,491).

In 131 games, she averaged 11.4 points, 6.3 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 2.1 steals per game. She was an honorable mention All-American selection and Wade & Naismith National Player of the Year finalist her senior season.

She averaged 14.6 points, 8.5 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 2.2 steals per game in her final collegiate season. Jackson was named to the All-Big 12 First Team after garnering Second Team honors her junior and sophomore seasons.

As a junior, she was named the Big 12 Tournament's Most Valuable Player after leading the Sooners to the second of two conference championships during her playing career. As a freshman, she appeared in all 36 games and was a key player in the Sooner's first ever Final Four appearance and a runner-up finish for the NCAA Women's National Title.

The St. Louis, Missouri native culminated a brilliant collegiate playing career by being selected in the First Round of the 2005 WNBA Draft by the Detroit Shock. During the 2007 season she was a member of the Chicago Sky.

This past year, she played in Israel for Maccabi Tel Kabir in Tel Aviv, she averaged 15.6 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. Jackson also played for teams in Switzerland and Greece prior to competing in Israel.

Jackson played her high school basketball at Parkway West High School in St. Louis where she was named the Missouri Player of the Year in 2001. She was a two-time All-State selection and led her team to a 102-12 record during her four-year playing career.

Jackson earned her degree in Mass Communications from Oklahoma in 2005.

 
 

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