Blaine College appoints new women’s soccer coach

New women’s soccer coach Blaine Alexandria Jackson

Blinn College District has appointed Alexandria Jackson as the new women’s soccer coach.

Jackson takes charge of the women’s program after three seasons serving as the men’s and women’s assistant coach for Michael McBride, who will continue to serve as the men’s soccer coach at Buchaneer. Since its inception in 2018, the men’s and women’s teams have grown, and dedicated coaches for each team will allow both teams to reach new heights.

“I am delighted to continue my coaching journey here at Blaine and continue to build the program,” Jackson said. “To be able to continue building on what coach Michael McBride and I started is fantastic. I want to thank Coach McBride because this opportunity wouldn’t have happened without him.”

During Jackson’s three seasons as an assistant, the Buccaneer men’s team reached the District Championship three times while the women’s team qualified in 2021 and 2022.

“I am thrilled that Alex is our new women’s football coach,” Schumacher said. “She was very professional and trains the players in a way that you want your daughter to be trained.”

In 2020-21, Jackson was named to United Soccer Coaches 30 Under 30, a year-long education and mentorship program designed to support members of the rising coaching career aged 30 or younger.

Prior to Blinn, Jackson served as the head coach of the football teams at Phoenix Rising Club. She oversaw four teams that finished the season with records above 0.500 and appeared in the Arizona State Cup. In addition, all 20 members of the U17 team signed letters of intent to the NCAA Division I and II teams.

Jackson also spent five seasons coaching the Waldorf University women’s soccer team. From 2014 to 2016, she worked as an assistant coach and was named head coach in 2017. Jackson helped lead the Warriors to four consecutive North Star Conference games from 2014 through 2017. While there, she coached 30 all-conference players, five champions . personality, and 35 mathematical researchers.

Jackson was a four-year college football player at NCAA Division I Northwestern State University. I graduated from Northwestern State in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science. In 2016, she received a master’s degree in organizational leadership from the University of Southern Columbia. Jackson also holds a National Diploma, Advanced National Diploma, and a USSF C license.

(Story by Joe Alberico, Blaine College Athletic Information)


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