|Jackson joins soccer staff|
MOSCOW – Laura Jackson, a former soccer player at Iona College and Syracuse University, will join Idaho head soccer coach Pete Showler’s staff as an assistant coach, Showler announced Thursday. Jackson will work primarily with Idaho’s goalkeepers.
"I'm definitely looking forward to meeting the girls and being able to share my knowledge on and off the field," Jackson said. "Idaho is also an amazing campus and has some of the best facilities there are to offer in terms of athletic programs. I'm looking forward to the season ahead and can't wait to get out on the field."
Jackson earned her degree from Iona in May, 2013 and worked with the Iona coaching staff in the spring of 2013 after exhausting her eligibility in the fall of 2012. She has also served as assistant coach in training for the Rhode Island Olympic Development Program.
“I am extremely excited to bring in a quality individual who is going to bring a lot of energy and a different perspective from her East Coast experiences,” Showler said. “I’m looking forward to adding someone of her quality to our program.”
Jackson holds a Level 1 Goalkeeping license and an E soccer coaching license.
"Her experience of working with the goalkeepers last year at Iona will prepare her well for working with a young and hungry group of keepers," Showler said.
In her two years at Iona, Jackson was team captain, a two-time all-MAAC selection and a MAAC all-tournament team pick. She also earned one letter playing softball at Iona. Prior to her time at Iona, Jackson earned two letters playing soccer at Syracuse in 2009 and 2010.