WNBA Star Tiffany Jackson Dies At 37 [Condolences]

Tiffany Jackson

WNBA Star Tiffany Jackson Dies At 37 [Condolences]

Very sad news. Tiffany Jackson, a former WNBA star who played nine years in the league, has died of cancer. She was 37 years old at the time of her death.

According to reports, Tiffany Jackson, a college standout at the University of Texas who was the No. 5 pick in the WNBA draft in 2007, passed away on Monday (October 3). The Texas legend was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. She was hired as head coach at Wiley College in April.

Tiffany Jackson

Reportedly, Tiffany Jackson was a three-time All-Big 12 selection and was voted the national freshman of the year by the U.S Basketball Writers Association in 2004. She finished her Texas career ranked in the top five in career points, rebounds, and steals. She is the only Longhorns player to reach 1,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, 300 steals, and 150 blocks in a career.

Jackson played in the league for nine seasons. She was reportedly drafted by the WNBA’s New York Liberty and also played for the Tulsa Shock and the Los Angeles Sparks. Former Texas coach Jody Conradt said,

“Tiffany had a great career and was an impact player. She was recognized for her all-around game and the fact that she was tremendously mobile and could play multiple positions. She was beloved by teammates, and we share in the sadness of her passing.”

On social media, fans, former coaches, and former teammates all paid their respects to Jackson.

LaJeanna Howard, Duncanville High School head coach wrote,

“Today we lost an XPantherette Tiffany Jackson. She was an amazing mother, daughter, friend, teammate and role model for so many. Our prayers are with the Jackson family during this time.”

Reports state that after her cancer diagnosis, the basketball star managed to return to the court to play a final season with Los Angeles in 2017 before retiring at age 32. Jackson was later an assistant coach for the Texas Longhorns women’s team for two seasons.

Tiffany Jackson
(Photo by AP)

We send our love and condolences to Tiffany Jackson’s family and loved ones during this time.


Authored by: Ariel Whitely