Oliver Jackson was one of America's most successful track and field coaches during his 16 years at Abilene Christian University. He coached ACU teams from 1948 through 1963, during which time he developed 16 world record-holders and three Olympians: Bobby Morrow, Earl Young and Billy Pemelton. Jacksons athletes won NAIA titles in 1952, 1954 and 1955. Jackson was known for his excellent relay teams which won a total of 78 titles at major relay meets. In 1953, his sprint relay teams scored a rare triple crown by winning the 440, 880, and mile relay events at Texas, Kansas and Drake Relays. Jackson was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1978.