Matt Painter filled the void in his Purdue coaching staff with a former Michigan assistant.
Mike Jackson will take over as an assistant coach for Rick Ray, who left the staff to become associate head coach at Clemson.
Jackson spent five seasons on Michigan’s staff and also has been an assistant at Dayton and Toledo.
“Mike Jackson is hard-working, knowledgeable and well-respected in the coaching profession,” Painter said in a release. “He’ll bring energy and enthusiasm to the team on a daily basis. His Midwest ties are consistent with the values of our program.”
Jackson is a native of Detroit and graduated from Detroit University in 1995. He coached at his alma mater for five years.
“I’m really excited for a new opportunity and a new challenge,” Jackson said in a release. “I’ve known coach Painter for a number of years, and I think he’s one of the best young coaches in the game. The chance to learn from him and help Purdue work toward a national championship is very exciting.”