Maize South hires East's Joe Jackson as basketball coach

Wichita East defeated Wichita Heights 52-40 in the 5th place game at the 77th Annual Tournament Of Champions in Dodge City on Saturday, January 25, 2020. (Photo: Everett Royer,

MAIZE, Kan. (Release) Joe Jackson has been selected as Head Boys Basketball Coach at Maize South High School for the 2020-2021 school year, pending USD 266 Board approval. Mr. Jackson will also be joining the Maize South faculty as a teacher in the business department.

Coach Jackson comes to MSHS from Wichita East High School where he led the Aces for the last 8 years. Currently, Coach Jackson teaches investing and financial literacy in the business department at East. Under the direction of Coach Jackson, Wichita East won the Class 6A State Basketball Championship in 2015 with a 24-1 record and had four consecutive state tournament appearances. Coach Jackson’s teams have averaged 15 wins a year over the past 8 seasons with two GWAL league championships. Coach Jackson has been named the GWAL Coach of the Year (twice), the KBCA 6A Coach of the Year, and the Wichita Eagle All-State Coach of the Year.

Coach Jackson is a graduate of Logan High School in Northwest Kansas. He received a BS in Business (2005) from Fort Hays State University and a Masters in School Leadership from Baker University (2019). Prior to being the head basketball coach at Wichita East Joe was an assistant basketball coach at Hill City, Kansas (‘05-’09) and Wichita East (‘09-’12).

Maize South High School is excited to add Coach Jackson to the Maverick family. He brings a winning attitude, an ability to connect with students, and a depth of knowledge to both the classroom and the basketball court. We look forward to what Coach Jackson can bring to our program at Maize South High School.