After playing professionally in South America, Jacobs returned to his hometown of Paterson, New Jersey, where he became an assistant coach at Paterson Eastside High School (School highlighted in the movie "Lean on Me"). During his three years at Eastside (1991-1994), the team won two county championships and one state championship.
After a brief tenure in the high school ranks, Coach Jacobs returned to college coaching, serving as an assistant coach at Ramapo College (Mahwah, NJ) from 1994-1995. During his time at Ramapo College, Jacobs was able to study basketball under current New Jersey Nets Assistant Coach, Tom Barrise. In his only year at the college, he was instrumental in helping Ramapo to the ECAC Men's Division III Championship game.
The following season, he moved on to Montclair University (Montclair, NJ) as an assistant (1995-1997) and served as interim Head Coach during the 1997-1998 season. He led the "Red Hawks" to a 16-12 record and a second-place finish in the ECAC Men's Division III tournament. In 1998, Jacobs was named head coach at Lehman College (Bronx, NY). During his two seasons at Lehman (1998-2000), he led the "Lightning" to two consecutive Hudson Valley Athletic Conference Championships, while earning Coach of the Year honors for both seasons. He then spent the next five years as Head Coach at Felician College. He guided the "Golden Falcons" to five consecutive Central Athletic Collegiate Conference tournament appearances, winning their first ever Central Athletic Collegiate Conference Championship and ECAC Men's Division II Championship (2003-2004). For his achievement, Coach Jacobs received Coach of the Year honors.
Coach Jacobs is a member of the Black Coaches Association and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Jacobs is a 1988 graduate of William Penn University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Finance/Accounting.
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