NCAA Womens Tennis

Jamea Jackson Named Sun Devil Women’s Tennis Head Coach

Jamea Jackson Named Sun Devil Women's Tennis Head Coach

TEMPESun Devil Women’s Tennis has announced Jamea Jackson as the third head coach since 1954, as announced by Athletic Director Graham Rossini Tuesday Afternoon.

“An exciting day for our women’s tennis program welcoming Jamea Jackson as our next head coach, following legendary head coach Sheila McInerney,” said Athletic Director Graham Rossini. “We’re excited about the energy and spirit she brings to our program and most importantly her experience and how she’ll translate that as a head coach who’s competed at the highest level of the sport all over the world.”

The Georgia native takes over after McInerney announced her retirement from the program last month. McInerney spent 40 years at the helm of Sun Devil Women’s Tennis, achieving a 589-350 record and 35 straight NCAA appearances while coaching 49 All-Americans.

“I saw Sheila for many years. First as a player, then as a college coach, then as a national coach in so many different roles and the entire time she was ASU’s head coach. The way she carried herself with such dignity and how she treated the players like her own kids.” said Jackson. “The fact that she was at Arizona State for 40 years speaks to her character and it speaks to the University of how it treats people and values the character of the work that she did. That’s what made me so interested in the position and that’s the legacy that I hope to carry on at ASU.” 

Jackson comes to ASU following two seasons as head coach at Princeton University, where she guided the Tigers to back-to-back trips to the Round of 32 (2023, 2024) in the NCAA Tournament, along with two Ivy League titles (2023, 2024).

“I am thrilled to join the ASU family. I look forward to helping the student-athletes become the best version of themselves on and off the court.” said Jackson. “It’s an honor to follow storied head coach Sheila McInerney and I relish the opportunity to carry on her legacy of…

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