TRMs Jackson honored for 34-year run

Published 4:51 pm Monday, February 5, 2024

T.R. Miller High School Coach Ron Jackson has 41 years under his belt— 34 at T.R. Miller High School — as a teacher and coach. That milestone was honored last week with a presentation by Chuck Alford, TRM principal at the school’s gymnasium.

The presentation took place during a game with the Tiger basketball team where Coach Jackson worked from the sidelines for the last season at the school.

With his teams and a gym full of fans looking on, Jackson was presented with the commemorative plaque in a special moment during the evening last Thursday evening.

Jackson, who will retire at the end of the current school year, was inducted into the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s Hall of Fame’s Class of 2023 in March of last year.

Jackson has guided 13 teams to the AHSAA State Basketball Championships Final Four. T.R. Miller has won 13 Southwest Regional titles and most recently, played in the regional finals in 2022.

With more than 1,000 wins to his credit, Jackson has been the force behind leading five teams to state championship games. He began coaching in Monroe County in 1985 coming to TRM in 1991.