Mark Jackson is in his second stint with the USC football program, having returned in January of 2009 as senior associate athletic director.
His responsibilities include oversight of all capital projects (including the McKay Center, Uytengsu Aquatics Center and Heritage Hall) and the athletic department's dealings with the Coliseum. He also oversees a number of sports (football, baseball, women's lacrosse) and support services, including sports medicine, strength and conditioning, nutrition, security and equipment and apparel operations.
He previously was USC's director of football administration during Pete Carroll's first 4 years (2001-04) at Troy, taking on the additional title of assistant athletic director in 2003. USC played in the 2001 Las Vegas Bowl, 2003 Orange Bowl, 2004 Rose Bowl and 2009 Emerald Bowl.
After leaving USC, Jackson became an executive senior associate athletic director at Syracuse in 2005, vice president of athlete development at A2 Holdings in 2006 and director of football development with the Oakland Raiders for 2 years (2007-08).
Prior to coming to USC originally, he was a coaching assistant with the New England Patriots for 3 seasons (1998-2000), including the first 2 years working for Carroll. He assisted with the special teams and running backs.
He originally worked in the Patriots media relations department, serving internships in the summers of 1994 and 1995.
Jackson, 40, was a graduate assistant coach at Trinity College for 2 seasons (1995-96), helping with the offensive backfield and special teams.
He played cornerback at Colby College for 4 years (1991-94).
He received his bachelor's degree in government from Colby in 1995 and his master's in public policy from Trinity in 1997.
He was on the football, basketball and track teams at Xaverian Brothers High in Westwood, Ma.
He was born Sept. 14, 1972. He and his wife, Tricia, have 2 daughters, Grace, 12, and Hannah, 10, and 2 sons, Kevin, 8, and Sean, 5. He ran in the 1997 Boston Marathon, 2009 Los Angeles Marathon and 2011 San Francisco Marathon.