Jackson steps down from Texas basketball

Stephen Wagner

Texas basketball assistant coach Tiffany Jackson announced that she would be stepping down from her post to pursue opportunities beyond the coaching realm, per a press release from Texas Athletics.

“The University of Texas has been such a big part of my life for many years,” Jackson said in a Texas Athletics press release. “It was an honor to play for the Longhorns and I want to thank Karen Aston and the administration for the opportunity to have been an assistant coach at my alma mater.”

Jackson played college basketball at Texas from 2003-2007 and is one of three Longhorns to earn AP All-American honors, doing so in three consecutive years from 2005-2007.

One of the best to ever don the orange and white, Jackson remains the only player in program history to record 1000 points, 1000 rebounds, 300 steals and 150 blocks. Additionally, Jackson holds Texas’ program record for made free throws (487) and attempted free throws (700). 

Jackson was drafted fifth overall in the 2007 WNBA Draft by the New York Liberty, where she played for three years. Jackson also played for the Tulsa Shock, Los Angeles Sparks and Maccabi Ashdod in Israel during her 11-year professional career.

Jackson then joined her alma mater for the 2018-2019 season as an assistant coach developing post players.

“I've known Tiffany Jackson since I recruited her in high school,” said head coach Karen Aston, who recruited Jackson as an assistant for Jody Conradt. “She is a Longhorn Legend and has always represented our program in a first-class manner.”