Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Jon Jackson was named Associate Athletics Director for Media Relations & Public Affairs in August, 2009 after serving as assistant director of athletics for communication since July, 2007. Jackson is responsible for handling media activities specifically relating to Duke head basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, as well as overseeing Duke Athletics’ official website, GoDuke.com, the video operations department and the sports information department. Additionally, he serves as the department’s liaison with campus communication groups and is the primary administrator for the Blue Devils’ wrestling program. He was named Duke sports information director in January 2000 and held that title for eight years.
Jackson arrived at Duke after serving as an assistant athletic director for communication at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. While at SMU, Jackson oversaw the media efforts for all 17 of SMU’s intercollegiate sports and was the primary contact for the Mustang football and men’s basketball programs. He began his SMU career as an assistant sports information director in 1991.
Jackson went to SMU after working for one year as a staff assistant at the University of Florida in 1990-91 and three years as a student assistant at the Penn State SID office. He also interned with the United States Olympic Committee during the summer of 1990. A native of Lebanon, Pa., Jackson graduated from Penn State with distinction in 1990 with a B.A. degree in mass communication.
Jackson and his wife Cheryl reside in Durham. He has two children – daughter Kailey and son Evan.