Tom Crean's will have to replace yet another member of his basketball staff at Indiana.
A source has indicated to CQ that basketball strength & conditioning coach Je'Ney Jackson will be leaving the program to return to the University of Kansas, where he will take a role in supervising both the football and men's basketball strength programs. Mike Pegram of Peegs.com first reported this story.
There's nothing yet at this point to indicate that any ill-will existed between Jackson and any other members of the basketball staff or the athletic department. He previously spent two seasons at Kansas as the assistant strength and conditioning coach there, is from Wyoming, and might simply have a desire to move his family back west. Jackson came to Indiana at the same time as assistant coach Steve McClain, under whom he'd worked at Wyoming previously. Still, the loss is a huge blow an Indiana basketball program that's now without a head strength-and-conditioning coach in the middle of the season. It's reasonable to assume that assistant strength coach Reggie Golson will assume the reigns of the conditioning program in the interim heading into the Big Ten slate.
Think you've got what it takes to be a Division-I basketball strength coach? You can apply for the opening on Indiana's website here.