A proven leader and recruiter, Noah Jackson is the Associate Head Coach at UC Berkeley. He also serves as the Golden Bears’ recruiting coordinator while overseeing the team’s hitters and outfielders since 2016.
Jackson has been instrumental in establishing Cal’s culture of player development and has seen 22 players taken in the Major League Baseball Draft during his tenure. The Bears set a program record 2022 for the most players selected in the first five rounds of a single MLB Draft (4). Cal has also had three first-round picks – Andrew Vaughn (No. 3 overall, 2019), Korey Lee (No. 32 overall, 2019) and Dylan Beavers (No. 33 overall, 2022) – with Jackson on staff, all of which were undrafted out of high school. Jackson mentored Vaughn, the 2018 Golden Spikes Award winner, and helped Beavers emerge as one of the top power-hitting players on the west coast with 36 career long balls, the seventh most in program history. Vaughn and Lee became the first duo in school history to be taken in the first round of the same draft, and Vaughn additionally became the program’s highest-drafted player ever.
Jackson earned his undergraduate degree in American Studies from Cal in 2003. A native of Mill Valley, California, Jackson attended Marin Catholic High School (Kentfield, CA) and is the godson of Dusty Baker. Jackson’s father, Sylvester, served as a radio broadcaster for the Oakland Athletics.
Noah founded the First Base Foundation as a way to give back to the community. Since 2003 over a thousand high school athletes have gone through the California Warriors baseball program. Many of these individuals have gone on to play in college and currently have jobs with MLB.