|Position:||Football Athletic Trainer|
Robbie Jackson is in his first season as the football athletic trainer at Cal in 2012. Jackson oversees the injury prevention, evaluation and management for the Cal football program, as well as player injury rehab.
Jackson joined Cal after four seasons from 2008-11 as director of football sports medicine at Georgia Southern, where he was responsible for overseeing the daily medical needs and operations of the school's football program. During his tenure, the Eagles' successful run included back-to-back trips to the NCAA FCS National semifinals and a 2011 Southern Conference title.
Jackson also spent two campaigns from 2006-07 as an assistant athletic trainer at Central Florida, with the 2007 Knights winning Conference USA and Conference USA East Division titles, as well as participating in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.
He served as the head football athletic trainer at Christopher Newport in 2005. Jackson earned his master's of science degree in health and human performance in August of 2005 from Chattanooga, where he worked as a graduate assistant with the football program during the 2004 season. He also served as the head athletic trainer for Dalton High School in Georgia during the 2003 campaign.
He received his bachelor's degree in education specializing in kinesiology from Kentucky in 2003 graduating cum laude. As an undergraduate student trainer for the Wildcats, Jackson worked with the 1999 Music City Bowl football team, swimming and diving, 2001 Mid-American Conference champions men's soccer, and baseball programs. During his collegiate days, he also assisted with the NFL's Tennessee Titans during their 2001 and 2002 preseason training camps.
A native of St. Albans, West Virginia, Jackson is certified with the National Athletic Trainers Association, American Red Cross CPR/AED certified, and credentialed by the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
LAST UPDATED: August 23, 2012