Edmonton Oilers Strength & Conditioning Coach
When Joel Jackson, ’11 BSc, ’15 MSc, was growing up in Snow Lake, Man., he dreamed of a career in the NHL. In 2021, 10 years after graduating from the U of A’s Augustana Campus, he finally joined the Oilers — though not in the way he first imagined.
While Jackson doesn’t take the ice for the team, he plays a crucial role in preparing Connor McDavid and company for action. Jackson is a strength and conditioning coach with the Oilers, where he helps players get the most out of their bodies.
Here are four of his tips for working out.