Former Wolfpack guard Quentin Jackson returns to NC State as the Wolfpack's Director of Basketball Operations. Jackson, the starting point guard on the Wolfpack's 1987 ACC Tournament Championship squad, is now one of three former NC State point guards who won an ACC Tournament title on the coaching staff (Monte Towe in 1973 & 1974 and Sidney Lowe in 1983).
A Severna Park, Md, native, Jackson has spent the last seven years in Raleigh working for Xerox in a sales and solutions capacity. In August of 2005, he also founded the Raleigh Elite, an AAU program. He also served as the head coach at Cardinal Gibbons High School from 1997-99.
Jackson was a four-year (1985-88) letterwinner at NC State, averaging 2.0 points while dishing out 148 assists in 93 career games. He helped the Wolfpack earn the 1997 ACC Tournament crown, as he averaged 6.0 points and 4.3 assists in the tournament. Jackson started the last seven games of that season at point guard.
In 1988, Jackson was the recipient of the Jon Speaks Award, which is awarded annually to the NC State player who best typifies the attributes of the late Wolfpack captain, who was killed in an automobile accident in May of 1963. He also earned the Frank Gallagher Trophy, which is given to a player 'whose performance expresses the highest level of team loyalty, dedication to his school and an attitude and spirit that inspires his teammates to never give up.
Jackson received his B.A. in communications from NC State in 1991. After completing his eligibility, he spent a season (1988-89) playing for the Harlem Globetrotters.
Jackson came to NC State after playing his prep ball for Hall of Fame coach Morgan Wootten at DeMatha High School in Washington, D.C.. He helped lead that squad to the No. 1 national ranking as a senior, averaging 10.5 points and 8.3 assists. DeMatha was 29-2 during his senior season, and went 27-3 as a junior. He was born on April 13, 1966.