By JOSH FRYE
News Staff Writer
Escambia County High School assistant football coach and head basketball coach Rodney Jackson was recently honored by the Alabama Football Coaches Association as the Alabama Class 4A Assistant Football Coach of the Year.
Jackson received the honor during the ALFCA banquet and awards ceremony that was held at Embassy Suites in Montgomery on January 26.
The honor is no easy feat to achieve.
Jackson was chosen out of the many high school assistant football coaches from around the state. He received the honor in the presence of some of the most notable figures in the Alabama football community including the University of Alabama coach Nick Saban.
Jackson was awarded a diamond ring along with a plaque.
The main award from this achievement is having his name along with some of the best in football.
“I am humbled by this honor,” Jackson said. “I am proud of my team, community and school. Words cannot say how proud I am of my guys. God has blessed me.”
The Blue Devils finished the football season with a 6-4 record.
Jackson suffered a major stroke last year but has refused to let that slow him down.
This season he joined his brother Rico Jackson on the sidelines to coach the Blue Devils to a successful year.
Jackson sets a true example to his players and the students of ECHS by being an example of overcoming life’s obstacles. Jackson sets God first in his life and portrays a positive example to his players.