Ted Jackson Sr.


Defensive Coordinator


Ted Jackson is in his fifth season as a member of the WVW staff.  Ted graduated from G.A.R. Memorial High School in 1968, where he was all-conference in baseball, football and wrestling.  He graduated from East Stroudsburg University in 1972.  Ted began his coaching career as an assistant coach for several sports at both Coughlin and Meyers High Schools. 


He took over the football program at Dallas High School in 1985 and built it into one of the most successful programs in Pennsylvania.  Coach Jackson is the winningest coach in school history with an overall career record of 231-76-3.  In 27 seasons his Mountaineer teams won 15 Wyoming Valley Conference titles, three District 2 titles, four Eastern Conference titles and the PIAA Class AA State Title in 1993.  Coach Jackson produced undefeated regular seasons in 1994 and 2010 and his teams had a 24-game winning streak from 1993-1994.  Ted is a 15-time Wyoming Valley Conference Coach of the Year.  He was a Big 33 Game Assistant Coach in 1995 and led the East to a victory in 2001 as a head coach in the PSFCA East/West Game.  Ted was also an assistant coach for Misericordia University in 2012.  Coach Jackson was named Best Athletic Coach in the Back Mountain by the Dallas Post for 7 consecutive years, 2008-2014.  He was also named Coach of the Decade by the Citizens Voice in 2010.  Ted was inducted into the Luzerne County Sports Hall of Fame in 2011 and the PSFCA Hall of Fame in June 2013. 


He retired from teaching in the Wilkes-Barre Area School District in 2008 after 35 years of service.  Coach Jackson resides in Shavertown, PA with his wife Sandy.  They have three children:  Matthew, Jill and Ted Jr. and his wife Robin.  Ted is also the proud grandfather of grandsons Max and Jared Jackson.  

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