Hue Jackson played basketball and also played soccer as a quarterback in his amateur career. After college, he went against the grain and started a coaching career instead of a professional career.
A native of Los Angeles, he has held various coaching positions with franchises such as the Oakland Raiders, the Cincinnati Bengals, the Washington Redskins, and the Atlanta Falcons. His most recent appointment was in 2016 as head coach of the Cleveland Browns.
Hue Jackson Biography
Jackson’s life story began on October 22, 1965. Hue’s play days began in his hometown, at Dorsey High School. Here he was also a Letterman basketball player. He then attended Community College in Glendale (CA) in 1983, where he also played as a quarterback.
After Glendale, he transferred to the University of the Pacific, where he played for the football team in the 1985 and 1986 seasons. By the end of his time at the institution, he had scored 19 touchdowns, thrown 2,544 yards, and earned a degree in physical education.
Hue Jackson’s coaching career began at the same place where his playing career ended – the University of the Pacific. He spent three years at the University of the Pacific, which ended in 1989, before moving to Cal State Fullerton the following year as a special team coordinator and running back coach. In 1991 he spent some time with the London Monarchs before moving to Arizona State University for the next four years, first as a running back coach and then as a quarterback coach.
Hue performed the same duties at the University of California at Berkeley in 1996 and helped them secure a place in the Aloha Bowl. He then transferred to the University of South California for the 1997 season and stayed there until 2000 after coaching star quarterbacks like Carson Palmer.
Hue Jackson NFL Career
After his time at USC, Hue Jackson turned pro with his first NFL job. From 2001 to 2002 he was the coach of the Washington Redskins Running Backs. Due to his exceptional work with players like Stephen Davis, he was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2003.
He continued to build his profile and reputation as a coaching staff when he joined the Cincinnati Bengals as a Wide Receivers Coach in 2004. His appointment was immediately reflected in the bitter partnership between Chad Johnson and T. J. Houshmandzadeh. His work with these two contributed immensely to the AFC North title and the team’s first playoff spot in 15 years.
At the end of the 2006 season, he moved to the Atlanta Falcons and stayed there for the 2007 season before moving on to the Baltimore Ravens before the 2008 season. During his two seasons there, he served as quarterback coach and was instrumental in setting Joe Flacco’s incredible newcomer playoff record.
The Oakland Raiders came to us in 2010 and Hue responded. His work as Offensive Coordinator was immediately reflected in the team’s offensive statistics for the NFL and AFC, which more than doubled their 2009 goal record.
After his immense work for the season, Hue Jackson was rewarded with the highest coaching role in the NFL – he was named head coach of the Oakland Raiders. However, this only lasted for one season, as he was dismissed and returned to the Cincinnati Bengals, this time as Assistant Defensive Backs Coach and also as part of the coaching staff of the special teams. He was appointed coach of the running backs in 2013 and offensive coordinator in 2014. In 2015 he was named PFWA NFL Assistant Coach of the Year.
Cleveland Browns stepped in and caught him in January 2016 to serve as head coach for the franchise. He ended his debut season with a single win from the regular season and continued on without a single win from the 2017 regular season.
Hue Jackson’s Salary
Coaches are expected to make a big bank in the NFL. In the case of Hue Jackson, who is a little further down the ladder, it is reported that he makes more than $3 million a year. His total net worth is also estimated at $5 million.
Family: Wife And Daughter
The head coach of the Cleveland Browns has been touted as a private person in some circles. No wonder he does his best to keep his family out of the spotlight. It is not clear when exactly, but Jackson has been married to his wife Michelle for a long time. Together the couple has two daughters: Jordyn and Baylee.