Ardell Jackson is now in his second season as the head coach for the women's basketball team.
Coach Jackson has served as the head girls coach at Westlake High School in Waldorf, Maryland, from 2011 to 2014. While there, he guided Westlake to two MD 3A Girls South Regional Championships and two MD State semi-finals appearances in the 2011-2012 & 2013-2014 seasons. Coach Jackson was named the Charles County Coach of the Year during the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 school years. He was also named the Southern Maryland Athletic Conference Coach of the Year during the 2013-2014 season.
In addition, he founded and coached the Jackson Premiere Hoops program, formerly the Lady Pearls Basketball, which has aided and assisted players in the Southern Maryland Athletic Conference to receive athletic scholarships from various colleges and universities.
He played high school basketball at John F. Kennedy High School in 1995 and then attended Thornton Friends Upper School in Silver Spring, Maryland, as a prep student athlete in 1996. Coach Jackson was named to the 1st Team All Independent Schools and also led the D.C. Metro Area in scoring averaging with 35.4 points per game that season.
He played at Montgomery College-Rockville from 1996 to 1998. During the 1998 season, he led MC-Rockville to win the NJCAA Region XX Championship and gain a berth in the National Tournament in Suny Delhi, NY. While at MC-Rockville, he was named 1st Team All-Region and 2nd Team MD JUCO.
During Coach Jackson's first season at The College of Southern Maryland in 2015-2016, he guided CSM to a 14-13 overall record while finishing 6th in the MD JUCO conference and gained a 3rd Seed in the NJCAA Region XX tournament where they advanced to the semi-finals.