Jackson Academy baseball players are using former Tulane University Head Coach Joe Brockhoff’s Super 8 Hitting System that employs video analysis to hone their batting this year. And, they are going to test out their swings during games scheduled at Trustmark Park February 13 and 18.
The Gatorade Company announced January 13 that Parker Bracken has been named the 2019-20 Gatorade Mississippi Volleyball Player of the Year. Parker is the second Gatorade Mississippi Volleyball Player of the Year to be chosen from Jackson Academy.
The JA Cross Country Team held its awards night on Wednesday, December 4 in the JA Cafeteria to wrap up an exciting season of competition and growth. The evening of food and fun was a great way to celebrate, with dinner catered by Lexington Independents. Members of the team were presented with individual awards.
JA’s Raider Network team produced a live broadcast for ESPN at the NCAA men’s basketball game between Ole Miss and Southeastern Louisiana on December 21. The game marked the second year in a row that Raider Network has been selected to broadcast for the network.
Jackson Academy Head of School Jack Milne announced this morning that Lance Pogue has accepted the call to become the school’s next head football coach, following last week’s announcement by current Head Football Coach Larry Weems to his players that he would not be returning for the 2020-21 school year.
JA volleyball was recognized this past week by the Clarion-Ledger for All State team selections and Coach of the Year. Earlier in November, MAIS named JA players to the All State team and as Player of the Year. At the team banquet, varsity and junior varsity team records were recognized and individual awards were presented.
Senior Max Harmon signed to play football at the University of West Alabama, a member of the Gulf South Conference in NCAA Division II. Francie LeDuff indicated her intent to play college sports, signing with Belhaven University for cross country and track.