GRAMBLING, La. — The College of Louisiana Framework Board endorsed a four-year contract expansion on Thursday for Grambling State men’s b-ball mentor Donte’ Jackson, which goes through 2028.
“Mentor Jackson is a developer of men and has created areas of strength for a that contends furiously on the court as well as in the study hall,” said Grambling Promotion Trayvean Scott. “He has lifted our program to new highs and a restored the deep satisfaction in Grambling State men’s ball. We are happy that he will stay an individual from the GramFam and anticipate seeing him keep on lifting Tiger ball.”
Jackson’s expansion comes after the program’s best season as an individual from NCAA Division I, going 24-9 and winning the 2023 SWAC ordinary season title, with an appearance in the meeting competition title game. Grambling State’s 24 successes denoted the most elevated win complete for the Tigers in 43 years (1979-80) and its most as a Division I program.
During the 2022-23 mission, Jackson likewise directed GSU to a couple of prevails upon Power Five projects, overcoming Colorado 83-74 and Vanderbilt 64-62.
“I’m respected and lowered to get an agreement expansion from Grambling State College. I’m unbelievably glad for what we have had the option to work during my time at GSU, which is an immediate impression of the understudy competitors and mentors who have all had a major impact in our general achievement,” said Jackson. “I’m energized for what’s going on in store for our program and the course we are going. I can’t express gratitude toward President Rick Gallot and Dr. Trayvean Scott enough for confiding in me to lead this program as long as possible.”
Jackson, entering his seventh season driving the G-Men, has been named the SWAC Mentor of the Year two times and is the second most dominating mentor in Grambling State history behind unbelievable lead trainer Fredrick C. Hobdy. His imprint at GSU is 99-87, bragging a profession record 211-145.
Monetary terms of the augmentation were not revealed.