Stockton, Calif. - The Pacific men's basketball program promoted Assistant Coach Adam Jacobsen to Associate Head Coach Thursday, head coach Ron Verlin announced. Jacobsen has served as an assistant coach at Pacific for 12 years.
"Adam has done a remarkable job as an assistant coach here at Pacific and this promotion is well deserved," said Pacific Men's Basketball Head Coach Ron Verlin. "He is a crucial part of our program and has been since 1993, when he came in as a freshman the year before I started with the Tigers. The players have full trust in Adam, to go along with a great amount of respect."
"I am very thankful for the opportunity to continue coaching at Pacific," said Jacobsen. "It is a special place with great people and I am very excited about Coach Verlin's vision for the future of the program. Entering the West Coast Conference this season makes it a very exciting time for Pacific Basketball. The Stockton community has been great for my family & myself, so we look forward to a promising future."
Jacobsen just finished his 12th year as an assistant coach, helping the Tigers to their fourth NCAA Tournament appearance in his time on the staff (2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2012-13). Jacobsen was an assistant coach for the Tigers during the 1999-2000 and 2000-01 seasons before returning to Pacific for the 2003-04 season.
Adam is the recruiting coordinator for the Tigers, and handles all details regarding equipment for the program. On the court, Adam is the offensive coordinator, and works on the development of the guards.
After leaving the Tigers following the 2000-01 season, he spent the next two years as head coach at his alma mater, Crescenta Valley High School in La Crescenta, Calif. He led his teams to records of 20-8 and 19-8 in two seasons, qualifying for the CIF playoffs in both 2001-02 and 2002-03. He was named All-Area Coach of the Year by the Glendale News Press after the 2002-03 season.
Jacobsen graduated from Pacific in 1997 with a degree in sport sciences. Jacobsen is the career three-point leader at both Pacific and in the Big West Conference with 311 three-pointers made. He is also the career assists leader (436) and second on the career steals list (160). With 1,513 career points, he is in sixth place on the career scoring list at Pacific, averaging 12.6 points per game over 120 games.
Adam and his wife, DeAnn, live in Stockton with their daughters, Presley (9) and Ava (6) and their son Luke (1).