Founder and director of NKR
Founder and Director of NKR
Located in Alabama, Coach Jackson has been extremely successful in improving hundreds of kickers, punters, and long snappers over the past 10 years and counting. He's helped specialists all over the country, has had 14 specialists make it to the NFL, and well over 600 specialists make college rosters. Coach Jackson is unique in that he not only played professionally for 9 years in the arena leagues and won two world championships, but he also can coach specialists properly, developing their skillsets. Coach Jackson has many collegiate contacts and the number of specialists he's progressed to the next level is revolutionary.
In addition, Coach Jackson has a solid team around him of credible coaches and current free agent specialists that not only are great coaches but truly care about every single specialist that attends our camps. National Kicking Rankings (NKR) was developed to give specialists an equal chance to showcase their skills and get nationally ranked and rated by credible sources.
We are excited about NKR and look forward to seeing you at our upcoming camps!
Twitter: @CoachJacksonTJK | @TeamJacksonKick | @NKR_Camps
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Webmaster and Media Specialist
We are super excited to have Julie as our NKR webmaster and media specialist. Julie has already made great improvements to our website and social media platforms.
Julie Harshbarger is a Chicago-based graphic designer. She currently works for an intellectual property law firm during the day and in her free time works on freelance projects. Julie is also a kicker who holds several kicking records in semi-pro and professional football leagues.
After kicking in high school, she continued to follow her dreams of kicking at the next level. While training during the summer to kick at Rockford University, she was recruited by the Rockton Rush owner to kick for them in between her college seasons. Julie played two seasons of soccer and football at Rockford before transferring to Benedictine University.
After graduating with a B.A. in Fine Arts, she continued to kick for the Rush until the team ended operations in 2017. During the winter seasons Julie kicked for multiple professional indoor Chicago teams from 2010 to 2017. Throughout her career she has earned numerous awards including earning Special Teams Player of the Year in back-to-back seasons in two different professional indoor football leagues (2014 CIFL and 2015 AIF). When the last indoor team she was on ended operations, she tried her luck on a women’s team kicking for the Chicago Force where she earned WFA All-American 1st Team Kicker.