Harry Jackson [Football '13]

Harry Jackson played tackle for the Connors State College football team and center for the basketball team in 1949

A graduate of Crooked Oak High School, he left Connors following graduation to play football at Central Oklahoma, graduating in 1953 with a bachelor’s degree in education.

Jackson coached football and basketball form 1953 to 1956 at Ringling High School, before moving to Checotah High School to coach football, basketball and baseball. He led the Wildcats to an undefeated football season in 1957.

He returned to Connors in 1959 to coach football and baseball until 1965, leading the baseball team to its first national tournament in 1963. He was appointed Dean of Students at CSC in 1968, holding the position until 1978. He also served as Athletic Director during that time. In 1978 he was appointed Academic Dean, serving until he retired in 1988.

Jackson was instrumental in helping establish classes in Muskogee, while serving with three different CSC presidents, beginning with Jacob Johnson in 1959.

He has been involved in many civic activities in Warner and the Muskogee area, including the first president of the Warner Quarterback Club. Jackson served twice as president of the Warner Chamber of Commerce and three times as president of the Connors Alumni Association.

Jackson, married to Colleen, also a Connors graduate, has seven members of his family who have attended Connors State College.