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Jackson Accepts Position at North Carolina

July 15, 2008  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Scott Jackson (right) has accepted a coaching position at the University of North Carolina.

Scott Jackson (right) has accepted a coaching position at the University of North Carolina.

Liberty assistant baseball coach Scott Jackson has announced that he has accepted a position on head coach Mike Fox's coaching staff at North Carolina.

"Scott did a tremendous job for us this past year, as our pitching staff set a school record for strikeouts," stated Liberty head coach Jim Toman. "Scott is a great hire for Mike Fox and the University of North Carolina.

"We will certainly miss him and his wife Sara and son Ryan. We are excited for him in his new job and wish him nothing but the best. He is a first-class person and a super coach."

Jackson spent one season as Liberty's pitching coach, after serving five seasons in the same position at UNC Wilmington. In his lone season with the Flames, his pitching staff set a school record for strikeouts in a season with 508. During the year, the Flames' average of 8.2 punchouts per game led the Big South Conference in the category and ranked No. 26 nationally, as Liberty posted a 35-26-1 record.

Jackson, a Charlotte, N.C., native, will serve as hitting coach, infield coach and recruiting coordinator for the Tar Heels, who have made three consecutive trips to the College World Series.