Northern Illinois announced the hiring of Dan Jackson, who will join the full-time football coaching staff as the defensive backs coach, according to a release and a social media posting on Twitter from NIU athletics.
Jackson, who held multiple positions with the Football Championship Subdivision South Dakota State Jackrabbits, including assistant head coach, special teams coordinator and cornerbacks coach, coached alongside current NIU offensive coordinator Eric Eidsness from 2012 to '18.
Included in a release was the detail that Hammock will announce staff assignments at a later date. Jackson also was given the title of social media director.
“I’m fired up to join the phenomenal coaching staff that Coach Hammock has assembled,” Jackson said in the release. “Northern Illinois University is a special place that has a culture of winning in all phases.
"I am looking forward to impacting the lives of every student-athlete that comes through our program. My wife and I couldn’t be more excited to be Huskies.”