Delaware State fires HC Greg Jackson

Delaware State fires HC Greg Jackson



So it begins.

On Thursday Delaware State University fired head coach Greg Jackson after a winless MEAC record this year. Delaware State is the first institution to fire its head coach this season, according to reports.

Jackson served as head coach of the Hornets for 14 years. Under his watch, the Hornets won three MEAC regular-season championships, going to the school’s first-ever NCAA tournament in 2005.

The former head coach leaves the team with one shy of the school record for wins—Jackson is second with 200 victories while head coach Bennie George, who won 201 games between 1949 and 1971, remains the holder of the school record.

Assistant coach Keith Walker will serve as interim coach for the rest of the season.

“We want to give the university an opportunity to do a good search [for its next coach] and to give that person the opportunity to be able to find kids,” Young said. “From a coaching perspective, we just want to make sure that we’re just moving in a positive way that will open the door for young student athletes to take a look at our program and say, ‘Yes, I want to be there.’”

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