Falcons have been playing football in Atlanta for 50 seasons. (Curtis Compton/AJC)
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Photo: Rudy Isaza/Atlanta Falcons blog: Atlanta football news

Falcons assistant named Kentucky State head football coach 

Charlie Jackson, a defensive assistant and defensive backs coach for the Falcons from 2017-18 campaigns, has been named Kentucky State’s head coach. 

 "I am ecstatic to accept the head football coach position at Kentucky State,” Jackson said. “My minimum standard is graduating student-athletes, but I am extremely encouraged to know that achieving excellence, across the board, with regard to the student-athlete experience, is a priority for this administration." 

Jackson, a veteran Air Force officer, has a long history with the NFL and NCAA. 

Prior to coaching with the Falcons, he also coached with the Packers and Broncos.

He also had fellowships with the Falcons and the Rams and was a college scout for the Seahawks. 

He has collegiate coaching experience at Colorado, UCLA, Utah State, Buffalo, and Air Force.

"Charlie Jackson is a leader in the highest sense,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. “His ability to connect with players and coaches is remarkable. Charlie's awareness for the situation and what's needed at the crucial time will provide the team at Kentucky State a clear vision toward success in all areas."

Kentucky State is a member of the SIAC along with Morehouse and Clark Atlanta.

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