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Norwalk's Jackson selected as assistant baseball Coach of the Year

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Oct 20, 2017 at 5:00 AM

Norwalk’s Chris Jackson has been selected as assistant baseball Coach of the Year by the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association.

He will be honored at the annual state coaching clinic in Columbus in January 2018.

Jackson, a 1996 Norwalk graduate, has served as the junior varsity baseball coach and varsity assistant for the past 15 seasons at his alma mater.

“He has taken over coaching our catchers along with coaching first base,” said Wes Douglas, the head varsity baseball coach at Norwalk since 1996. “Loyalty, dedication, baseball skills and teaching young men life lessons are just a few of his qualities he brings to our program. Coach Jackson does so many things behind the scenes that only a head coach can appreciate.”

Douglas noted Jackson is in charge of scouting and charting for the Truckers, and often is searching for new and creating practice plans.

“He works tirelessly on our field, and runs an annual bunt tournament for our coaches and players, as well as helping plan trips to college baseball games,” Douglas said.

Douglas also said Jackson — also the head varsity girls golf coach at Norwalk — has a genuine love for what he does.

“Most of all, he brings a passion for the game of baseball to our program,” Douglas said. “Our entire coaching staff is proud of his recognition at the state level.”

Norwalk will open the 2018 baseball season at Lexington with Hillsdale on March 24.

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