The Colorado High School Activities Association Hall of Fame Class of 2006 includes Mike Jackson, a 1979 graduate of Aurora Central High School. Jackson, a three-time letter winner in basketball, was also on the soccer and track teams.
"It is an extreme honor to be inducted in the CHSAA Hall of Fame. The more I think about all of the talented athletes in Colorado, I am even more honored to be included in that list of names."
- Mike Jackson
1979 Aurora Central High School graduate and CHSAA Hall of Fame inductee
Jackson is one of Colorado's preeminent athletes. He earned a myriad of honors in basketball for the Trojans, including being a McDonalds High School All-American.
Aurora Central graduate Mike Jackson and his wife Jenni live in Wyoming where Mike coaches the Cheyenne High School basketball team.
Aurora Central High School student Mike Jackson's photos from the 1979 senior yearbook.
He was also all-conference in his one season playing soccer. Jackson finished second in the state in the high jump with a leap of 6'-10" and earned track All-State and All-Conference honors.
A gifted basketball player, Jackson was Trojan team captain.
He was a four-year letter winner at the University of Wyoming. Jackson led the Cowboys to some of their greatest success.
He was a two-time first team All-Western Athletic Conference player and was on the Associated Press/Coaches All-American team. His basketball career reached its zenith when he was drafted third in the fourth round by the Kansas City Kings. Unfortunately, a knee injury in one of Jackson's final college games kept him from a career in the NBA.
Jackson is currently the head basketball coach at Cheyenne Central High School.