Tennessee has added another piece to their football staff for the fall. Alex Jackson, the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Florida A&M, has left his position to join the Tennessee staff.
Jackson posted a farewell message to FAMU yesterday afternoon.
A look at his current Twitter profile shows plenty of orange and white, along with “Offensive Analyst” and “Assistant OL” in the bio.
Jackson played college football at Georgia and got his college coaching career started as an intern at Arkansas. He turned that into an opportunity at Mississippi Valley State, before taking an off-field role in Athens in 2014. He took the next step the year after that, joining Prairie View A&M as an offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. He moved to Florida A&M in the same roles in 2018.
Jackson got his start in the high school ranks, much like Jeremy Pruitt did. Pruitt made a similar hire in Shelton Felton in 2018, hiring him away from Chattanooga for an off-field role. After one season away from the program, Felton rejoined Tennessee as the outside linebackers coach, replacing Chris Rumph.
Tennessee has already made a splash on the offensive side of the ball this offseason, hiring former Notre Dame offensive coordinator Chip Long as an analyst. Jackson now joins Long in an off-field role, looking to help out offensive coordinator Jim Chaney this fall while taking the next step in his career.