|College:||Saint Lawrence '06|
Jackson Strayer-Benton, a former college student-athlete and local high school coach, returns for his third season as the part-time second assistant coach of the Saint Michael's College women's basketball programin in 2012-13.
Strayer-Benton, who was hired in September 2010, helped lead Saint Michael's to a 16-11 record in his first season with the program in 2010-11, including the program's first postseason victory in 19 seasons. In 2011-12, the Purple Knights qualified for the Northeast-10 Conference Tournament for the sixth time in seven seasons.
Strayer-Benton joined the Purple Knights after spending the previous two years as a boys' basketball assistant coach at Rice Memorial High School in South Burlington, Vt. He assisted the varsity and junior varsity teams in the 2009-10 season, and the junior varsity and freshman squads during the 2008-09 campaign.
Strayer-Benton, who resides in Burlington, Vt., graduated from Saint Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y., in 2006 with a degree in psychology. While at Saint Lawrence, Strayer-Benton was a member of the Saints' men's basketball program.
A native of Sandwich, N.H., Strayer-Benton was a standout basketball player at Moultonborough (N.H.) Academy, where he graduated among the program's all-time leaders in career steals, three-pointers and three-point percentage. He set the single-season school record with 74 three-pointers as a senior in 2001-02, and also compiled the third-highest single-season assist total that season. Following his stellar senior season, Strayer-Benton was named all-state, and a senior all-star team.