USATF Assistant Track Coach
Alabama A&M University Alumni, All SWAC Conference Track and Field Heptathlete
Specialty: Multi-Events, Mid-Distance, Long Jump, Javelin
Ciera Jackson is a native from Cleveland, Ohio. Ciera started running track at a very young age and that’s where her journey began. She started off as a sprinter then transitioned to a mid-distance runner after running cross country at Warrensville Heights High School her junior and senior year as a top cross-country runner. She was then offered a full track/field scholarship to Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, Alabama, where she became a heptathlete competing in seven plus events (LJ, HJ, 100-meter Hurdles, 200 meters, 800 meters, Javelin, and shot put). Her love for the sport and work ethic led her to become the top five in the SWAC (Southwestern Athletic Conference) and to hold a school record in the heptathlon until 2016 at Alabama A & M University. While competing she also join the US Army ROTC program where she became a commissioned Officer in the United States Army Reserves in 2010.
After college in 2010 she then transitioned to Phoenix, Arizona for a new beginning where she became an Officer in the Army and a mother to her daughter Mia. Coach Ciera currently resides in Avondale, AZ where she is a business owner of Elevated Harmony Koncepts LLC, a relationship manager lending specialist, and is a Captain in the US Army. Coach Cee then began coaching with Arizona Rising Suns in 2014-2017 as the long jump coach where she utilized her skills and expertise. Then after her time with the Arizona Rising Suns, she then had an opportunity to really expand in the field event realm. She was a parent volunteer and was asked to be a field events coach on the Estrella Wolves track team in 2021.
Ciera’s love for the sport especially after 17 years of competing motivated her to want to, help athletes reach their full potential even if they have never run track that was important to her. Seeing an athlete develop from the crawl, walk, run phase is an exciting feeling and therefore she chose to coach track and field.