Head Coach Derrick Jackson
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Coach Derrick Jackson enters his first season at SWCID as the Head Men and Women Basketball Coach, and is working to turn both programs into respectful basketball programs. Coach Jackson brings over 15 years of coaching experience at the college level. He spent the last 2 seasons as the Head Women's Basketball Coach at Cerro Coso Community College in Ridgecrest, California, but his coaching background runs deeper still.
He has served as an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Los Angeles Harbor College and Artesia High School (the high school produced current NBA All Star James Harden). Jackson also was the head Women's Basketball Coach at Los Angeles City College in 2008-09 leading his team to a 26-5 record earning him Coach of the Year Honors in the tough South Coast Conference. He has had several of his players move on to the 4 year level and has worked numerous Division 1 basketball camps at The University of Southern California and The University of Idaho.
He is a native of Dallas and a product of Dallas Kimball High School powerhouse where he played point guard for Coach Paul Graham (former Head Coach at Washington State and Assistant coach at SMU, New Mexico, Colorado, and Georgia State). Jackson is also a Community College player having played at South Plains College for the legendary Dennis Perryman (JUCO hall of Fame). Coach Jackson finished up his Collegiate playing career at Mid America University in Olathe, Kansas. Though the Rattler programs have not yet had much winning success, Jackson is looking forward to a huge turnaround and says the team's goal is to make it to the United States of America Deaf Basketball Tournament and win it all.
Jackson is an avid Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Lakers fan and enjoys playing golf, reading, and studying basketball in his spare time. He holds an associate of Arts Degree from Los Angeles Harbor College and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Hamilton University. He is single and has 3 grown sons and 6 grandchildren.
- Coach of the Year (South Coast Conference)
Assistant Coach Roderica Johnson
Assistant Women’s Volleyball & Basketball Coach
Coach Roderica Johnson enters her first season at SWCID as the Assistant Women’s Volleyball and Basketball Coach, and is working to help make both teams a success. This is Coach Johnson’s first official Coaching Job straight out of college. Coach Johnson has recently graduated from Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Education with a minor in Exercise Sport Studies.
She has served as an Assistant Coach for an AAU team in Fort Worth, Texas by the name of Ruff Ryders during the summer of 2013. During her student teaching at Eastview High School in Georgetown, Texas in 2013-2014 she also helped to student coach the freshman/junior varsity volleyball girls and the freshman/junior varsity/varsity basketball girls. She also helped out with basketball camps at Southwestern University in her years of attendance.
She is a native of Fort Worth and a product of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School where she played as a forward for the basketball team under Coach Ebony Shaw and a middle blocker for the volleyball team under Coach Stephanie Smith. Coach Johnson was also a 3 year player for the Southwestern Women’s Basketball Team under Coach Kerri Brinkoeter. Her senior year she was the Student Coach for the Southwestern Pirates while also juggling student teaching and 2 jobs as proctor of the recreational facility and an Intramural Supervisor at Southwestern University.
Coach Johnson enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys traveling in her spare time, listening to music, and playing sports. She is the daughter of Roderick and Teresa Johnson and has 3 siblings.