Candice M. Jackson was officially named the women's basketball head coach at the College of Charleston on Thursday.

Jackson, 31, becomes the seventh head coach in the program's history and replaced Natasha Adair, who left to become the head coach at Georgetown University.

Jackson previously spent three seasons as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Duke under head coach Joanne P. McCallie.

"Candice is smart, enthusiastic and skilled," said Cougars athletic director Joe Hull said. "She is a proven recruiter, but she also knows how to teach the game. We are fortunate to gain someone of her stature, experience and knowledge."

Prior to Duke, Jackson spent two seasons as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Wake Forest and was also an assistant coach at Richmond.

Jackson, who will be formally introduced during a press conference on Tuesday, played collegiately at Michigan State.