The Apprentice School's Director of Athletics, Michael W. Allen, is pleased to announce Nicole Jackson as the new Head Women's Basketball Coach. Jackson becomes the fifth head coach in the programs 23 year history.
"Nicole is quality coach and individual who will be a wonderful fit for the direction we are going with our entire athletic department, but most importantly with our Women's Basketball program. Traditionally, Lady Builders Basketball has been successful both on and off the court and we look to Nicole to continue to build upon our history. She has a track record of winning, she builds trusting relationships with her players and is someone I've had the pleasure of observing in action during her time at Cape Henry. She will no doubt help us continue to develop 'The Builder Way' and we are excited to have her on our team."
Jackson spent eight seasons at Cape Henry Collegiate in Virginia Beach, serving as the Head Girls Basketball coach. She was instrumental in building a winning program while at CHC, where the Dolphins captured two TCIS Conference Championships and one VISAA State Championship. For her efforts, Jackson was twice named TCIS Coach of the Year as well as receiving VISAA Coach of the Year honors in 2012.
Prior to Cape Henry, Jackson was an assistant women's basketball coach at Thomas Nelson Community College, where she coached former Lady Builder's players and current assistant coaches, Courtney Collins and Brittanie Herriott. She also has three seasons worth of AAU coaching experience locally, including this summer.
Jackson was a four-year letter winner in Women's Basketball at NCAA Division I Howard University in Washington, DC. She graduated with her Bachelor's in Business Administration in Accounting in 2002. She also earned her Master's in Business Administration from Troy University.
"I'm eager to provide a positive environment, a sisterhood that will enhance the women's basketball experience at the Apprentice School. Engaging players to achieve their full potential through the sport. Utilizing basketball as a holistic means of individual development. Encourage, motivate, develop and mentor is priority," states Jackson.