Mario Cristobal has made it official. Chevis Jackson is Miami’s new cornerbacks coach.
Cristobal said he has long been familiar with Jackson as a player and a coach.

“I am thrilled to welcome Coach Jackson, his wife Ashley and his three children to our family,” Cristobal said in a program release. “At every stop of his career, beginning with his playing days in college and in the NFL, Coach Jackson has made his impact felt.

“His units have ranked among the nation’s best by almost every measure, and his groups are defined by a high football IQ, their physicality and their ball-hawking ability. I know he will make a tremendous impact on our defense and on our program, as both a recruiter and teacher of fundamentals, which are at a premium in the secondary.”

Jackson arrives from Marshall, where he worked with Hurricanes defensive coordinator Lance Guidry in 2022 when the Thundering Herd ranked sixth in FBS in scoring defense, sixth in passes intercepted, third in yards per play and fifth in turnovers gained in 2022. This past season, Jackson was Marshall’s cornerbacks coach and co-defensive coordinator.

“I’m very excited. Just walking through the halls of this building, there are so many legends to have come through here – players who not only excelled in college, but who went on to greatness in the NFL,” Jackson said in a release.

“This is a premier place in all of football. Why wouldn’t you want to come to The U? It’s amazing to be here, and I’m appreciative of the opportunity. Being here, getting the opportunity to be at a place like this, I’m very excited and I’m ready to get to work.”

A member of LSU’s 2007 national championship team, Jackson played for five different NFL teams over four seasons. Prior to Marshall, Jackson had stops at Kansas, Ball State, LSU and South Alabama.

Jackson replaces Jahmile Addae, who left the program this offseason for the cornerbacks coach job with the Buffalo Bills.