Jason Eck is entering his first season at Hampton University as the Offensive Line Coach.
He comes to Hampton from Ball State University, where he served as the Offensive Line Coach for the 2009 & 2010 seasons. In his second year, the Cardinals trimmed their sacks allowed from 30 to 16, which was good for 2nd best in the Mid-American Conference.
In 2007 & 2008, Eck served as the Co-Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line/Tight End Coach at Winona (MN) State University. He helped Winona State to a 10-2 overall record in 2007, when they won the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championship and qualified for the NCAA Division II Playoffs. Eck coached 6 1st-Team All-Conference selections at Winona State, including 1st Team All-American Nick Urban, who attended training camp with the Minnesota Vikings.
Eck’s first full-time coaching job was at the University of Idaho. He coached the Offensive Line under Head Coach Nick Holt for the 2004 & 2005 seasons, and then transitioned to Tight Ends Coach and Recruiting Coordinator under Dennis Erickson in 2006.
In 2002 & 2003 Eck served as the Offensive Graduate Assistant at the University of Colorado. He helped Colorado to the 2002 Big 12 North Championship under Coach Gary Barnett.
Eck started his coaching career at his alma mater under the tutelage of Barry Alvarez. He was there for three seasons, including 1999 when the Badgers won the Big Ten Championship and beat Stanford in the Rose Bowl.
Eck graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1999 with a B.A. in Psychology. He went on to earn a Master’s in Business at UW in 2001, while serving as a Graduate Assistant Coach. After originally joining the Wisconsin football team as a walk-on, Eck earned a scholarship before the 1997 season. As a senior, Eck was named UW’s Athletic Board Scholar for Football, and made the 1998 Big-Ten Academic All-Conference Team as the Badgers won the Big Ten Championship and beat UCLA in the Rose Bowl.
A graduate of St. Pius X High School (Class of ’95) in Atlanta, GA, Eck is married to Kimberly Eck. They have three children, Quentin (8), Jaxton (6), and Palmer (1). His father, Jay Eck, was a college basketball coach for over 20 years with stops at Toledo (Head Coach), Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Bradley, Pitt, Loyola of Chicago, and Towson.
Topic: "O-Line Drills to improve toughness and enhance fundamentals."
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