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We Mourn the Loss of Coach Damien Jackson

Coach Jack at Memorial











A memorial program for Coach Jackson took place on Saturday, May 8, at 9:00 AM at Memorial Stadium. 



******Help Fund a Scholarship in Memory of Coach Jackson******

To help fund a scholarship in memory of Coach Jackson, visit to purchase a t-shirt or sweatshirt by Wednedsay, May 12.


*******GoFundMe for Coach Jackson's Family*******

A gofundme page has been set up to help support Coach Jackson's young family: gofundme.




Tributes to Coach Jackson and condolences to his family are posted on the webpage set up for him by Leevy's Funeral Home: Mr. Damien Dericus Jackson.



The track meet on Wednesday, April 14, was dedicated to Coach Jackson.  The meet began with a moment of silence and Coach Jackson's widow, LaTonya Jackson, fired the ceremonial first shot from the starter pistol.


PBS aired a piece about Coach Jackson on Friday, April 23, during the PBS New Hour.  The show is also livestreamed on the PBS YouTube page, "PBS News Hour," from 6-7 PM.




From Mr. Hasinger on March 29, 2021

"It is with great sadness that I write to you today.  After fighting COVID-related medical complications while hospitalized, our very own Mr. Damien Jackson has passed away.  

Coach Jackson was beloved by his colleagues and students and known to be a popular teacher on campus.  He taught junior/senior level mathematics classes and served as our football team’s offensive coordinator, as well as our girl’s track and field coach.  His positive attitude and love for Dreher will be sorely missed."