WWU's Jackson Hired As UW Assistant

SEATTLE - Washington Basketball Coach Lorenzo Romar announced that Brad Jackson, who guided Western Washington University to the 2012 NCAA Division II national championship, is joining the Huskies' staff as an assistant coach.

Jackson, 60, coached 27 seasons at Western Washington and amassed a school record 518 wins during his time with the Vikings. The crowning moment of his tenure came this past season when he led Western Washington to a 31-5 record and the NCAA II national title with a 72-65 win over Motevallo (Ala.).

"I think we got an absolute steal," said Romar, who is a long-time friend of Jackson. "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."

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WWU's Jackson Hired As UW Assistant

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