He had the privilege of coaching his three sons in middle school and high school.
Now that his youngest son has graduated from Warren County High School, Matt Jackson says it’s time for him to pursue other endeavors. Jackson has resigned as coach of the WCHS boys soccer team after four years at the helm.
“All my boys are done with high school soccer so I feel like my time is up,” said Jackson. “It’s time for me to move on and try other things. I hope they find a new, fresh soccer mind to fill the position, someone who can take the program to new heights. I’ve enjoyed my time as coach but I’m ready to do something different.”
The Pioneers advanced to the first round of the region tournament this year, but ran out of steam after an up-and-down season.
“We really lacked depth this year and I don’t think we had much left after the district tournament,” said Jackson.
His oldest son, James, plays college soccer at Union University. His youngest son, John, graduated from WCHS in May and will be joining James on the Union soccer team this upcoming season. In addition to soccer, James embraced another milestone this month when he got married.
“You can see I have a lot of other things going on,” said Matt. “My youngest daughter Ruth, she’s 10, she likes to swim so I’m helping coach the swim team this summer.”
His three daughters are still in the Warren County School System with Bekah a star on the WCHS girls soccer team and Rachel enjoying time on the court as a member of the WCHS tennis team.
Jackson’s departure from coaching will mark a definite shift in the local soccer landscape. He’s been a mainstay, coaching youth teams and travel teams in Warren County for nearly two decades.
Jackson built a dynasty during his six years as Warren County Middle School soccer coach when his teams won five straight CTC Tournament championships.
The position of WCHS boys soccer coach has been officially posted on the school system website.