Team: Cleveland Browns
Position: Head Coach
Date of Birth: October 22, 1965
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, CA
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
College: University of Pacific
Hue Jackson is an American NFL head coach for the Cleveland Browns.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Jackson was a standout athlete at Dorsey High School. Jackson went on to play quarterback at Pacific University from 1985-1986, amassing 2,544 passing yards and 19 touchdowns.
Following graduation, Jackson became a graduate assistant for Pacific. Jackson went on to spend 14 years coaching on the college level, holding positions with Pacific, Cal State-Fullerton, Arizona State, Cal and USC.
Jackson earned his first full-time NFL coaching gig in 2001 when he was named the running backs coach for Washington. His success with the team’s backfield led to his promotion to offensive coordinator in 2003. Following stints in Cincinnati, Atlanta and Baltimore, Jackson was named the offensive coordinator for the Oakland Raiders in 2010. In 2011, the Raiders promoted Jackson to head coach. After returning to the Cincinnati Bengals organization from 2012-2015, Jackson was named head coach of the Cleveland Browns on January 13, 2016.
Jackson launched his first foundation, the Hue Jackson Foundation, in the summer of 2017. The foundation’s goal is to combat human trafficking in Cleveland and its surrounding areas.
In June of 2017, Jackson signed with Roc Nation Sports.