Dannton Jackson heads to Alabama State as associate head coach

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Dannton Jackson

Former Xavier coach Dannton Jackson has a new address in the state of Alabama, and his new boss is a former pupil.

Jackson, who most recently was an assistant coach at UAB, will serve as associate head coach at Alabama State.

Jackson won 294 games in 13 seasons as head coach at Xavier and led the Gold Rush to five Gulf Coast Athletic Conference titles and 10 trips to the NAIA national tournament. He is a 1992 Xavier graduate.

Jackson will work alongside new Alabama State head coach and 14-year NBA veteran Mo Williams. Jackson coached Williams with the summer New Orleans Jazz youth program in the 1990s.

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Lenny was involved in college athletics starting in the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…

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