|Alma Mater:||Duke '09|
Keturah Jackson will be entering her first season as a special assistant for the Duke women’s basketball program in the 2019-20 campaign. She is in charge of camps, clinics, scouting and game prep, film breakdown and on-campus recruiting for the Blue Devils.
Jackson, a 2009 Duke graduate, was an exceptional player during her time in Durham. She was a part of the 2010 Elite Eight squad and was also selected to the All-ACC Defensive Team and All-ACC Academic team in her final year as well. During her senior season, Jackson started 33-of-36 contests and was a serious presence on the defensive side of the court as her 83 steals that year ranks sixth all-time on Duke’s single-season chart.
A sociology degree major, Jackson attended the Duke Fuqua Business School in 2009-10 as she closed the Blue Devil career.
Since graduating from Duke, Jackson has kept busy with a variety of coaching positions at various high schools in the states of Virginia and South Carolina. Jackson held assistant coaching positions at Chantilly High School from 2010 to 2011 and CA Johnson High School from 2012 to 2013. During her time as an assistant coach, Jackson created scouting reports on opposing teams and helped facilitate practices.
Jackson was the head coach at White Knoll High School from 2013 to 2016, where she led the Lady Timberwolves to their first playoff appearance and win in school history in the 2013-14 season. She then eventually held the head coach position at Lower Richland High School from 2016 to 2019.
During her six-year tenure as head coach at both schools, Jackson posted a 78-62 record including a trip to the state semifinals in 2016-17 at Lower Richland. Every year Jackson spent at Lower Richland resulted in a Region 5 4A championship, and under her guidance, four players from her program signed national letters of intent. Jackson was also picked as coach of the year all three years she spent at Lower Richland.
Before Duke, Jackson averaged 19.8 points, 9.0 rebounds, 4.0 steals, 4.0 assists and 44.6 percent from beyond the arc her senior year of high school. Jackson's accolades accumulated throughout high school are extensive considering that she won the 2004 SC Gatorade Girls’ Basketball POY, 2004 SC Miss Basketball and was a 3A State Champion in Track & Field in 2004. She also led her team to 3A state championships in 2001 and 2003.
Jackson has also remained active in the community wherever she has been. She participated in the White Knoll High School Leadership Group where she mentored young teens and lead group discussions on various topics about the qualities of a leader. Also, Jackson has participated in Nike Basketball Camps and Clinics every summer since 2014. At these camps, Jackson was responsible for running drills and evaluating player performance.