BOCA RATON – FAU pitching coach Jason Jackson has accepted an offer to be the new pitching coach at Alabama, Owls baseball coach John McCormack said.
Jackson recently completed his ninth season at FAU. He’s served as the Owls’ pitching coach ever since John McCormack took the helm.
“I am very happy for Jason and his family,” McCormack said. “He has been a fantastic friend and coach here at FAU. He has worked tirelessly and this new job is well deserved. I look forward to following his progress in Tuscaloosa.
Under Jackson’s tutelage 14 FAU pitchers have been drafted by Major League Baseball teams, including Austin Gomber, R. J. Alvarez and Ryan Garton.
FAU won four conference titles and four NCAA tournament berths during Jackson’s tenure.
Current pitcher Alex House is likely to raise that total to 15 in the next couple days of the MLB Draft. House credits Jackson with helping him develop a slider that could potentially make him a second-day pick.
Jackson also served as FAU’s recruiting coordinator.