Jesia Choity ’27  |  Published March 14, 2024

Passionate About ASAP, Football

Monmouth’s Jackson Dempich shines in his roles as coffeehouse manager, football manager.

Jackson Dempich '25 of Oregon, Wisconsin, serves as Coffeehouse Chair for the Association of Student Ac... Jackson Dempich ’25 of Oregon, Wisconsin, serves as Coffeehouse Chair for the Association of Student Activity Programming, which includes events such as a Barbie-themed coffeehouse that was held in February in the Veterans Great Room in the Center for Science and Business.MONMOUTH, Ill. – When it comes to cocurricular activities, Jackson Dempich ’25 of Oregon, Wisconsin, pulls double duty.

JACKSON DEMPICH: The junior goes above and beyond in his roles with the Association for Student Activity Programming and th... JACKSON DEMPICH: The junior goes above and beyond in his roles with the Association for Student Activity Programming and the Fighting Scots football team.He serves as the Coffeehouse Chair for the Association of Student Activity Programming and fills a key behind-the-scenes position with the football team.

“Jackson joined the ASAP Board as the Coffeehouse Chair this semester and took to it like a fish to water,” said Meridith McGary, the College’s assistant director of campus events. “He has incredible ideas, is organized and is passionate about creating a space for students to hang out without a formal structure like a class or task. He thinks of super-fun themes and ideas for casual participation like coloring pages and stickers. Keep an eye out for the graduation party coffeehouse in May.”

The purpose of coffeehouse events is to help build campus community, said Dempich.

“They are supposed to be a place where the students can go to and just chill. They can just talk to other students or do homework in a quiet space. We have music and people to talk to bridge the gap between different organizations and clubs.” – Jackson Dempich

“They are supposed to be a place where the students can go to and just chill,” he said. “They can just talk to other students or do homework in a quiet space. We have music and people to talk to bridge the gap between different organizations and clubs.”

The next coffeehouse will be from 8-10 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, as part of ASAP’s “Best Week Ever” programming. It will be a game night-themed event in Hewes Library. One of the events from February had a Barbie theme, where students could pose in a life-sized box of the doll, similar to a scene from last summer’s record-breaking Barbie movie.


Passionate about football, too

Dempich is also heavily involved with the Fighting Scots football team. He works as the film manager for coach Chad Braun’s squad and calls his work “very exciting.” In his role, Dempich helps the team by filming games and practices, which allows the players to review their performance and make improvements.

“Jackson is vital to the success of our football program,” said Braun. “He comes in the preseason along with all our football players – the same move-in date. He does a tremendous job of filming for us.”

Braun said Dempich’s loyalty to the program goes above and beyond.

“Jackson is vital to the success of our football program. He comes in the preseason along with all our football players – the same move-in date. He does a tremendous job of filming for us.” – Chad Braun


“I don’t think he’s ever missed a practice in his three years,” he said. “We take him on most road trips to film for us, but our travel list for the Lakefront Bowl was really tight, so we couldn’t include him. He still drove up to be on the sidelines because it meant so much to him to be there for our players. He is a tremendous asset to the football program.”

Dempich has his own history with football. He played for eight years, starting in fifth grade, and he considers Monmouth’s football team his second home.

“I wanted to be a part of the football team here even if I couldn’t play,” he said. “I hope to have a career in football after I graduate and become a football coach.”


‘Home away from home’

Dempich came to campus as an undecided major and is now working toward a degree in art. He said that Monmouth has become his “home away from home.” His grandmother was from Monmouth and his great-grandparents were laid to rest in Monmouth. Dempich said he found his roots at Monmouth College and in Monmouth.

“They sent me the scholarship offer and I started looking into Monmouth,” said Dempich. “I just liked how it looked when I visited – the very at-home feel, and the football team on top of that.”

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