Brent Eckley-Head Football Coach, Jackson Missouri
Brent Eckley has been the head coach at Jackson High School for ten years where he has compiled a 96-23 record, five state quarterfinal appearances, including a state runner up finish in 2019, a state championship in 2020 and have seven top ten finishes in Class five. The 2020 team was ranked the #1 team in Missouri for all classes. In 22 years as a head coach Coach Eckley’s overall record is 197-55.
Coach Eckley started his coaching career in 1995 at Hickman Mills High School, a class four high school in Kansas City.
In 1997, Coach Eckley continued his career at Warrensburg High School, a class four high school in Warrensburg, Missouri.
In 2000, Coach Eckley became the Head Coach at Montgomery County High School, a class three high school in Montgomery City, Missouri where he compiled the best in the school’s history.
In 2005, Coach Eckley was named the Head Football Coach at Union High School, a class four high school in Union, Missouri.
Coach Eckley has also been named district coach of the year and conference coach of the year multiple times as well as the 2020 Missouri Football Coaches association Class 5 state coach of the year and the 2020 AP state coach of the year.
Originally from Iowa, Coach Eckley graduated from Pekin High School in 1988 where he contributed to the school’s history with all-state honors in both football and basketball. After graduation he continued his education at William Penn University majoring in elementary education. At William Penn, Coach Eckley, he played for the Statesmen. He graduated in 1993 with a BA in elementary education. Coach Eckley is also certified in K-12 physical education and holds a BFS certification as strength and conditioning coach. Coach Eckley finished his Masters in Educational Administration in 2010.
Coach Eckley resides in Jackson with his wife of 31 years, Sherene, who also works for the Jackson School District. Together they have four daughters, one son, and three grandchildren. The Eckley children are: Hannah Frazier(daughter is Payson, son is Ellis), Emily, Madison Schilling (daughter is Ember), Hillary and Marquis.