Emory University Athletics Director Dr. Michael Vienna has announced Misha Jackson's appointment as head women's basketball coach.
Under Jackson's guidance, the 2017-18 edition of Emory women's basketball finished with an overall record of 13-12. Picked to finish seventh in the University Athletic Association Coaches Pre-Season Poll, the Eagles posted a fifth-place effort in the league standings with a 7-7 ledger, with the victory total the program's highest since 2013 and tying the school's third-highest mark over the past 18 campaigns. Emory won a total of seven true road games during the course of the campaign, the best showing in that category since 2012-13 when that squad went 8-2 on enemy courts.
Under her tutelage, Emory had three representatives on the All-University Athletic Association Team. Junior Ashley Oldshue landed her second straight first-team nod while classmate Azzairia Jackson-Sherrod was selected to the second team. Sophomore Erin Lindahl rounded out the trio with an honorable-mention nod.
Misha had served as an assistant coach with the Eagles since the 2013-14 season.
Jackson suited up in an Emory uniform from 2010-11 through 2012-13 and played in a total of 78 games, 69 in a starting capacity. By the time she had hung up her uniform, she had placed herself among the school's top-10 all-time performers in 11 categories including second in blocked shots (95) and first in blocked shots average (1.2 bpg). She grabbed a total of 621 rebounds, good for seventh place on Emory's career ladder, while her 8.0 per-game average in rebounding ranks fifth. In addition, she closed out her stint as an Eagle in the No. 10 spots onEmory's all-time charts in total points (900) and scoring average (11.5 ppg).
Misha was no stranger to individual honors with the highlight coming her final campaign when she was picked as a WBCA Honorable Mention All-American. She also landed First Team All-University Athletic Association honors for the first time after leading the conference in rebounding (9.0 rpg) while producing a league-high eight double-doubles (pts./rebs.) during the season. As a sophomore and junior, she was chosen to the All-UAA Second Team.
A native of Atlanta, Jackson attended St. Pius X High School, graduating in 2009. She began her collegiate career at Florida Southern, where she played during the 2009-10 campaign.
Misha graduated from Emory with a degree in Psychology in May of 2013.