Gamecock All-American Jackie Madison enters 2009 in her second season as an assistant on the South Carolina staff. Her primary responsibilities are assisting with sprints and hurdles in addition to helping coordinate recruiting efforts. She also serves as the team's massage therapist.
Madison was a key member of the South Carolina track team from 1998-2001. She was a member of the first SEC Outdoor Championship team at South Carolina in 1999 and developed into one of the conference's top hurdlers under the direction of Coach Curtis Frye.
Madison won the SEC title in the 60-meter hurdles and earned All-America status in 2001. She is an eight-time scorer at the conference level in the 60-meter hurdles, 100-meter hurdles and 400-meter hurdles and led the team to a fourth-place finish at the 2001 NCAA Outdoor National Championships. Madison is the current South Carolina record holder in the 55-meter hurdles.
Prior to returning to South Carolina, Madison worked as a certified personal trainer in the Columbia area before moving to Atlanta, Georgia, where she spent time as both a personal trainer and Licensed Massage Therapist at the Holyfield International Track Club.
Madison holds a bachelor¹s degree in exercise science from the University of South Carolina. She also completed study at the Columbia campus of the Southeastern School of Neuromuscular and Massage Therapy.