The Big 12 Conference has named Jeff Jackson as the league’s new associate commissioner of men’s basketball and game management, commissioner Bob Bowlsby announced in a news release on Friday.
Jackson has more than three decades of coaching experience in college basketball and spent the last four years as the deputy commissioner of the Big South Conference. He has also served as a member of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules Committee since 2017.
“I am truly excited and looking forward to working collaboratively with the coaches and administrators of the Big 12,” Jackson said in a statement. “I greatly appreciate the opportunity provided by Commissioner Bowlsby to assist in servicing one of the premier conferences in the nation.”
Per a release from the Big 12, Jackson will work directly with the league’s men’s basketball coaches and will have a major role in the coordination of the annual Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship tournament in Kansas City.
“I am delighted that Jeff will be joining the Big 12 Conference office staff,” Bowlsby said. “His extraordinary basketball coaching and administrative experiences will enhance service to our member institutions. He will be a valuable addition to an already exceptional team.”
Jackson will replace John Underwood. Underwood is retiring from his post at the end of June after a 16-year-run as the Big 12 associate commissioner of men’s basketball and game management.