Dominique Jackson joined the Hornet coaching staff during the 2016-17 season and serves as a volunteer assistant coach where she works with the team's middle distance runners.
A native of Northern California, Jackson won a state title in the 800 while competing at Fairfield HS in 2007 while being coached by current Hornet assistant David Monk. She went on to attend North Carolina and was a two-time Atlantic Coast Conference champion in the 800, winning the conference outdoor title in 2009 and 2010. Jackson qualified for the NCAA Div. I Outdoor Championships in 2009 where she earned All-America honors after placing seventh in the 800. Her best time of 2:03.89 places her fifth in UNC history.
Following graduation, Jackson has continued to compete professionally for Oiselle/SRA Elite. In 2016, she ran a lifetime best 2:02.39 in the 800 qualifying for and competing at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore. During the 2017 season, she lowered her personal best to 54.75 in the 400, and ran 2:03.17 over 800 meters, qualifying her to participate in her fifth U.S. Championships hosted here at Sacramento State. Jackson has also served as a volunteer assistant coach for four years at the high school level.