Head Baseball Coach Lake Land College – 1st Season
The 2012-2013 season will mark a new era in Lake Land College Baseball, as Bill Jackson leads the Laker program. Before the move to Mattoon, Coach Jackson sent six seasons as the Associate Head Baseball Coach at Graceland University. Jackson was the infield and hitting coach for Head Coach Brady McKillip and the Yellowjackets. Bill's coaching career began as an assistant in the fall of 2000 at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, Illinois. He spent two-and-a-half years there as an assistant coach. In the spring of 2003 Jackson became the interim head coach of the Skyhawk’s and in the following fall Bill became the full head coach. In the spring of 2005 Jackson moved on to become an assistant at Summit County High School in Frisco, Colorado. In the fall of 2005 Bill moved again and became a volunteer assistant at Southwestern Community College in Creston, Iowa. In the summer of 2006 and 2007 Jackson earned some valuable experience in Junction City, Kansas coaching a collegiate summer team, the Generals of the Central Plains League where he worked with the positional players. In the fall of 2006 Bill was an assistant at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, Iowa. During the summer of 2010, Jackson assisted at the DeMarini top 96 camp.
Jackson's' playing career began at Sauk Valley Community College in 1996. While at SVCC, Jackson was a middle infielder. In 1998 Bill transferred to Eureka College in Eureka, Illinois. While at EC Jackson was an all-conference, tournament team second baseman and an all-region selection.
In his free time, Bill enjoys spending time with his wife (Nicole) and 18 month son (Dylan). Bill is a 2003 graduate of Aurora University with an MBA and a 2000 graduate of Eureka College with a B.S. in Business.