Jackie comes to ASCA with a performance based background from a multitude of areas. Prior to joining ASCA, Jackie started coaching while in Colorado. After moving out to Tennessee to pursue her bachelor’s degree in Classical Violin Performance at Belmont University, she continued to coach for teams such as the Nashville Aquatics Club (NAC) and the Gordon Jewish Community Center (GJCC). Upon graduating, she went on to pursue her Masters in Sports Administration and Recreation at Western Kentucky University. During that time, she served as a volunteer assistant coach for the Men’s and Women’s Division I swimming team and oversaw all of WKU’s recreational aquatic programs, facilities and services.
In spring of 2013, she joined the 2013 ASCA Fellows which were tasked with researching how historically successful coaches also became prominent off-deck leaders.