|Position:||Director of Athletics Performance Operations|
Ryan Jackson is in his first year at Arkansas State, where he serves as the Director of Athletic Performance Operations.
In this role, he oversees the athletics performance program for football and serves as the director of sports nutrition. Ryan comes to Arkansas State after serving the last two years as the Assistant Director of Athletic Performance at the University of Tulsa, where he designed and implemented training programs for men’s soccer and volleyball, while also assisting with all aspects of the football performance program.
Prior to working at Tulsa, he spent over seven years at the University of Missouri -- first as an intern, then graduate assistant, and finally a full-time assistant. Ryan earned three degrees from the University of Missouri, including a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and fitness, a master’s degree in health education and promotion, and another bachelor’s degree in medical dietetics.
Ryan is both CSCS and SCCC certified in addition to being a registered and licensed dietitian.