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August 17, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Huskies hire WWU coach Brad Jackson

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Brad Jackson resigned as head coach at Western Washington and accepted a position as an assistant at Washington.
He begins Monday and is expected to replace Raphael Chillious who reportedly will join Jay Wright’s staff at Villanova.
The Bellingham Herald first reported Jackson’s decision to leave WWU and both schools later made an announcement. Jeff Goodman at CBSsports.com broke the news of Chillious taking the Wildcats job.
Jackson is respected in the local coaching ranks as a solid basketball mind, especially with offensive strategies. He’s had chances to join the Huskies in the past, but said he couldn’t turn down this opportunity again.
“The position is really a great fit and the timing is right,” said Jackson in a statement released by WWU. “But we’ve worked very hard to establish something here and it’s hard to leave that. A lot of great young men have played here and I take a lot of pride in what’s been accomplished.”
Jackson led WWU to a 31-5 record and Division II national title last season.
Jackson, 60, has coached the Vikings the past 27 years and he’s the winningest coach in school history with a 518-279 record. WWU has reached the postseason 19 times under Jackson.
“I think we got an absolute steal,” Lorenzo Romar said in a statement released by UW. “You hire a basketball coach off of winning a national championship … it doesn’t happen very often. I’m just ecstatic that he has decided to do this.
“I have tried to hire him before and it just didn’t work out. He is successful. Very accomplished and knows the northwest. He has been here forever. He is definitely going to help our program.”
Jackson played basketball and baseball at Washington State. He graduated in 1975. He served five years as an assistant at Seattle Pacific and five years as a high school coach before taking over at WWU in 1985.
Jackson ranks third among the winningest college coaches in the state behind Washington’s Marv Harshman (637) and Central Washington’s Dean Nicholson (620).
Chillious spent three seasons at Washington.

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