Savannah State University offensive line coach Donovan Jackson has been selected to participate in the 2016 NFL-NCAA Coaches Academy.
Jackson will be one of 60 coaches selected to attend the academy, which runs Feb. 19-21 in Tampa, Florida, during the annual NFL and NCAA Summit.
The NCAA and NFL Coaches Academy provides current, full-time intercollegiate football coaches at NCAA member institutions, some who are former NFL athletes, to expand their knowledge and insight into the world of intercollegiate football coaching.
Participants at the academy will gain knowledge from a variety of workshops and interactive-discussion sessions. They will also be able to network with individuals that include the other participants, NCAA and NFL staff and other key resources in the industry.
Donovan Jackson is entering his second season as offensive line coach at Savannah State.
The Winston-Salem, NC native was a fouryear starter on the offensive and defensive lines at Norfolk State (2003-07) and was a team captain during the junior and senior years.
After college, Jackson played on the professional level in the Arena League with the Laredo Lobos (2007) and Chicago Rush (2008).
Jackson earned his B.A. in psychology from Norfolk State in 2007 and his M.A. in teaching physical education from North Carolina A&T State University in 2012.
This is the second year in a row that a member of the SSU coaching staff has participated in the Academy.
Defensive line coach Jonas Jackson participated in the Academy in 2015.