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You’ve thought about what it must be like to play college ball. You’ve envisioned yourself stepping onto the hardwood. Playing in front of a packed house. Hitting the shot when it matters most. You’re looking for a program that will give you all this and then some. You want a team you can help take to the next level, one built on dedication, teamwork and determination. Well, you’ve come to the right place.
Meet the Coach Jamahl Jackson is the Head Coach of the Menâ€™s Basketball program. Jackson has been a part of the program since its inception, serving as both an assistant and associate head coach prior to taking over the reins for the 2004-2005 season. In just his second season as head coach, Jackson was named Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Coach of the Year after leading the team to a 20-8 overall record and a 17-1 regular season conference mark. He has guided the Saints to two GNAC Conference Championship finals as well as multiple berths in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship Tournament. Prior to Emmanuel, Jackson coached at Amherst Regional High School in addition to serving as a counselor/coach with the Five-Star and P.L.A.Y. (Planned Learning Achievement for Youth) Academy basketball camps. He is a former 4-year Division I player for the University of New Hampshire. At UNH, he received a B.S. in kinesiology. Jackson also played semi-professional basketball for two years with the Springfield Slamm of the United Basketball Alliance and was a standout for traveling teams in Japan.
Jamahl Jackson Head Menâ€™s Basketball Coach/Assistant Director & Recruiting Coordinator 617-735-9849
Facilities The Jean Yawkey Center gymnasium is home to the Saints for both practice and competition. With bleacher seating for up to 1400, game nights become the place to be for the EC Superfans, the dance team and the cheerleaders. The Yawkey Center also includes a state-of-the-art training facility, as does St. Joseph Hall. Both fitness centers are updated with new platforms, racks, free weights, plate-loaded equipment and a separate cardio room.
â€œEmmanuel College provides an amazing opportunity for student- athletes to achieve success in the classroom, to compete athletically in a comprehensive NCAA Division III environment, and to fully participate in our campus community on a daily basis. Our coaches totally support the academic mission of the college, and our student-athletes continue to make us proud on an annual basis.â€? Pam Roecker Director of Athletics & Recreation Emmanuel College
Great Northeast Athletic Conference Emmanuel College competes in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC), comprised of 14 New England colleges and universities. Teams that win a GNAC Championship recieve an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III National Championship Tournament. GNAC colleges with participating men’s basketball programs include: Albertus Magnus College, Anna Maria College, Emerson College, Johnson & Wales University, Lasell College, Mount Ida College, Norwich University, Rivier College, St. Joseph’s College and Suffolk University.
“The Emmanuel men’s basketball program takes pride in playing an up-tempo style, creating offense from aggressive full-court defense. The Saints’ philosophy is, ‘Play hard. Play Smart. Play together.’ ” Jamahl Jackson Head Men’s Basketball Coach/Assistant Director & Recruiting Coordinator Emmanuel College
About Emmanuel Emmanuel is a coed, residential, Catholic liberal arts and sciences college in the city of Boston. Its beautiful 17-acre campus is neighbored by a world-class medical center, two major art museums and Fenway Park. Our vibrant community of 1750 undergrad students gets involved with more than 90 clubs, organizations and activities, 17 Division III athletic teams, Emmanuel College Radio, Filmmakers at Emmanuel, intramurals and more. A strong liberal arts and sciences education has been our proud tradition since 1919. Today we offer over 30 majors and areas of study including new programs in accounting, biostatistics, crime and justice, and sport management. Our unique location gives students the opportunity to explore real-world experiences through internships, research and strategic partnerships within the Longwood Medical and Academic Area and the city of Boston. Our students have interned with PUMA, Boston Police Crime Labs, the Massachusetts State House and professional sports organizations including the Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics and Major League Lacrosse, whose headquarters are in town.
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