Daniel returned to the Jackrabbit football program as the defensive graduate assistant during the 2012 campaign. He works primarily with the team’s defensive backs and serves as a recruiting assistant.
During the Jackrabbits’ playoff season in 2012, Jackson helped mentor a secondary that allowed only nine passing touchdowns, while intercepting 13 passes. As a squad, the Jackrabbit defense ranked fourth among Football Championship Subdivision programs for pass efficiency defense at 100.33. SDSU also ranked fifth in scoring defense (16.38 points per game) and eighth in total defense (305.3 yards per game).
Jackson previously was associated with South Dakota State football as a player from 2003-05. The Omaha native was recruited as a linebacker following an all-state career at Omaha Burke High School and played briefly with the Jackrabbits in 2004, recording a pair of tackles. He returned to Omaha to complete a degree at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.
Jackson’s presvious coaching experience included serving as offensive coordinator at Omaha Burke High School. He is pursuing a master’s degree in education administration.