Gabriel Jackson is part owner and Head Strength and Conditioning coach at Mini’s House of Pain. He’s also an Educator at Mills Middle School in Rancho Cordova, CA, a recent move after stepping away from being Head Strength and Conditioning Coach and Physical Education Teacher at Oak Ridge High School.
Coach Jackson has been a part of the House of Pain for more than 15 years and has been certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association for more than a decade. He has a passion for “developing young people” and believes that there are many life lessons to be learned through athletics and strength & conditioning. Coach encourages student athletes to allow athletics to be the vehicle that leads them to college and has helped dozens of students through the process.
Coach Jackson was a student athlete in college having bounced around from Division I to Junior College and to Division II football. His college career includes playing football for two years at Utah State, one year at Yuba College, and two years at Humboldt State. Gabe’s own athletic path is one of the many reasons that he relates so well to not only the student athletes, but also to parents wanting to help their kids compete successfully in high school and college sports.
Gabe holds a Bachelor of Arts from Humboldt State University, a master’s degree in education from National University and two teaching credentials: single subject PE and education specialist along with the following certifications: Certified Strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. USATF level 1, USAW level 1, FMS level 2, SFG II, Precision Nutrition Certified, Member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Advisory board member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA, Northern California).
Besides his passion for coaching, training, and teaching, Gabe is equally as committed to his beautiful family that includes his wife Sheena of 11 years and children Brooklyn (8) and Clayton (6).