University of Memphis baseball coach Kerrick Jackson will leave the program after one season to take the head coaching job at Missouri, according to d1baseball.com.
Jackson coached Memphis to a 29-28 overall record and a 10-14 record in the American Athletic Conference. Memphis placed sixth in the AAC standings, capturing a win in the conference tournament before losing two games to end their best season since 2017.
The University of Memphis Athletic Director Laird Veatch released a statement regarding the departure of Kerrick Jackson.
Jackson will leave Memphis being the first black head coach and the 17th head coach in program history. The highlight of the season came when Memphis defeated Ole Miss in Oxford by a score of 11-9.
Jackson, a St. Louis native, was an assistant coach for Missouri from 2011-15, helping the team make the NCAA Tournament in 2012. He will return to the program as the school’s 15th head coach.
The Memphis Tigers Baseball program will begin its search for a new head coach.