Whether it is the quality of academic programming, the beauty of our campus and setting, or the unparalleled value we afford students and families, Flagler College has been recognized as among the best in the nation.
Jake Pickett begins his second season as the assistant men's basketball coach at Flagler College. He officially started on June 4, 2012 and is the first full-time assistant in the program's history.
Pickett served as the assistant men’s basketball coach at Limestone College in Gaffney, S.C., from 2008-12.
Pickett coached all four years under head coach Brandon Scott. The Saints posted a pair of 20-win seasons in Pickett’s time at Limestone. The 2010-11 team went 23-7 and won the Conference Carolinas Tournament title and advanced to the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional. Four Limestone players earned all-conference honors and one was selected as the tournament’s most valuable player.
He was responsible for recruiting in the states of Florida and North and South Carolina. Pickett oversaw the academic progress of the team and provided campus tours for prospective student-athletes. He was responsible for the scouting of opponents and contributed to practice and game-day planning.
Pickett is more than familiar with Flagler basketball. He served as an assistant for two years at his alma mater Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach and for head coach Steve Ridder. The Eagles went 51-16 in the two years (2006-08) Pickett served as an assistant. Embry-Riddle advanced to the NAIA Division II National Tournament in 2008. He assisted in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes and developing practice plans to enhance the perimeter players’ skills.
Pickett played all four years at Embry-Riddle and helped lead the Eagles to a pair of Florida Sun Conference titles and two NAIA Division II National Tournament appearances. A two-year captain at Embry-Riddle, he led the conference in assists in 2004-05 and 2005-06. Pickett was selected as the school’s Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2006. While with the ERAU, he was part of the Junior Eagle basketball program which assisted in kids ages 12-14 to become better basketball players and better people.
Pickett received his bachelor’s in aviation business administration from Embry-Riddle in May 2006.