Camp will run from Dec. 26-30 and will feature tutelage from the Tiger coaching staff.
The annual event, now in its 21st season, will run from Dec. 26-30.
Mizzou will play seven exhibition games over the next two weeks.
After a successful career serving as the Midwest scouting supervisor for the Washington Nationals, Kerrick Jackson is one of the most recognized names in college baseball. Now in his fourth season at Mizzou, Jackson, the program's recruiting coordinator, is already beginning to leave his mark on the program. Jackson's 2012 recruiting class was dubbed 24th nationally by BaseballAmerica.com as he played an integral role in signing the 19-player class. With a tireless work ethic and connections all across the country, Jackson is one of the most recognizable names along the recruiting trail and as a coach. As the Tigers continue the transition to college baseball's premier league, the Southeastern Conference, Jackson will play a vital role as the Tigers will look to make a splash in the toughest baseball league in America.
Aside from working as the program's recruiting coordinator, Jackson owns a wealth of baseball experience and works with the Tigers' hitters and outfielders. As mentioned, Jackson's 2012 recruiting class ranked 24th nationally, bolstered by the commitment from the nation's No. 72 prospect, Alec Rash, a power arm from Iowa. His 19-person class included three players selected in the MLB Draft (Rash, Keeton Steele, Josh Lester) while Rash was the highest-drafted high school player to elect to go to school. Jackson's knowledge of both the collegiate recruiting scene and the minor league system is essential to his success as a recruiting coordinator. Last year, Jackson also got commitments right handed pitcher Devin Williams, who went 54th overall in the draft, and is responsible for putting together a very good incoming class for 2015.
Before his three years at Mizzou, Jackson was the Midwest Area Scouting Supervisor for the Nationals, overseeing all scouting in Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota. The Midwest ties that he gained in that role have paid dividends on the recruiting trail during his time at Mizzou.
Prior to joining the Nationals, Jackson spent two years as assistant head coach and recruiting coordinator at Nicholls State in Louisiana. His responsibilities at Nicholls State included overseeing the pitching staff.
From August 2003-July 2005, Jackson was an assistant coach at Jefferson College in Hillsboro, Mo., where he was the pitching coach and played a large role in recruiting. He also served as the Student-Athlete Success Coordinator at Jefferson College, developing a program that helped to ensure a smooth academic transition to all colleges and universities.
The first coaching stint for Jackson came at Fairfield University in 2000-2001. Following that, he spent one year as an assistant at Emporia State (2001-02) and one season as assistant head coach at Coffeyville Community College (2002-03).
Jackson has also coached several summer league teams, including one summer in the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) and one summer in the esteemed Cape Cod League. He coached several former Tigers in the summer leagues, including Danny Hill, James Boone, Zane Taylor, Brad Flanders, Aaron Crow and Kyle Gibson.
Jackson coached the MINK League Sluggers to back-to-back NBC World Series in the summers of 2002 and 2003. In 2006, he coached a United States team to a Gold medal at an international tournament in Holland.
Jackson spent two years playing baseball at St. Louis Community College Meramec, where the team finished third at the JUCO World Series, and one year at Bethune-Cookman, leading the squad to its first-ever conference championship and regional. He concluded his collegiate career at Nebraska, where he graduated from in 1999. Jackson is a native of Kirkwood, Mo.
Jackson and his wife, Talia, have been married for two years and have a pair of sons, Zion and Lazarus.
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