Kolby Jackson enters his fourth year on the Fighting Illini staff in 2013, his second as the special teams and offensive graduate assistant. Jackson spent the 2010 and '11 seasons as Illinois' offensive quality control coach and coached the Illini's receivers in the 2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. In his current role, Jackson assists receivers coach Mike Bellamy and also works with special teams coordinator Tim Salem in all aspects of special teams. In 2012, Jackson also worked with the Illini running backs.
As Illinois' offensive quality control coach in 2010-11, Jackson assisted with coaching the receivers and assisted in game planning, scouting reports and directing the scout team. The 2010 Illini offense broke the school records for points per game and total points and Illinois won bowl games in consecutive years in 2010-11 for the first time in school history.
Jackson came to Illinois in 2010 after coaching receivers and running backs at Champaign Centennial High School and spending one season (2009) as a business development support intern for the St. Louis Rams in 2008-09.
Jackson played one season at Illinois Wesleyan University in 2004 before transferring to the University of Illinois and graduating magna cum laude with a degree in recreation, sport and tourism, and a minor in business administration in 2008. He completed a master's degree in sport management in May 2012.
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Updated July 2013