AUSTIN JACKMAN | GRADUATE ASSISTANT COACH
Austin Jackman is entering his first year as a graduate assistant for head coach Andy Robertson and the Delta State Statesmen soccer team. He also enters his first year as a multimedia assistant in Athletic Communications at Delta State.
Jackman currently holds a United States Soccer Federation (National “E”) license.
Jackman brings experience to Delta State, having played for the Statesmen for four years. Jackman was a key part of the first team in school history to make it to postseason play in 2012, where the Statesmen made it to the Gulf South Conference title game.
The Chicago, Illinois, native graduated from Delta State University in 2016 with a bachelor of arts in sports information. He is currently pursuing a master of science in sport and human performance
FARKHOD KURBONOV | GRADUATE ASSISTANT COACH
Farkhod Kurbonov enters his first season as a student assistant coach for head coach Andy Robertson and the Delta State Statesmen soccer team.
Kurbonov recently came to Delta State and works directly with the goalkeepers.
Previously, he coached at Coerver Soccer Development Program and Fort Wayne United Cadets, both in Indiana. He was the assistant coach and goalkeeper coach for the men’s team at Pasadena City College in Pasadena, California. Soon after, he took a job to be a head coach for La Salle High School girl’s junior varsity and also helped the goalkeepers on the men’s soccer varsity team, while still working with goalkeepers at Pasadena City College.
Kurbonov holds the United States Soccer Federation (National “E”) license as well as National Soccer Coaches Association of America Goalkeeping Level 1 and Level 2 diplomas.
Kurbonov brings a wealth of playing experience to Delta State, playing four years at NAIA Holy Cross College in Notre Dame, Indiana. While there, they broke many school records, first time play-off spot and made it to the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Athletics finals his senior year. Prior to Holy Cross, he played for FC Locomotive Dushanbe in the National Premier League 2nd Division in Tajikistan his whole teenage life.
The Dushanbe, Tajikistan, native graduated from Holy Cross College in 2014 with two degrees, communications and business. He is currently pursuing a master of science in sport and human performance with a concentration in exercise science.