University of Mobile Baseball Coach Mike Jacobs Inducted to Coaches Hall of Fame

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MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile Head Baseball Coach Mike Jacobs was inducted into the Alabama Baseball Coaches Association (AlaBCA) Hall of Fame in recognition of a lifetime of outstanding achievement in the game of baseball. Jacobs was inducted at the AlaBCA’s 23rd Annual Coaches Convention and 17th Annual Awards Banquet in Birmingham on Jan. 19, 2018.

Jacobs’ induction follows his recognition for 900 career wins in March 2017. He has coached 29 seasons at University of Mobile, since he founded the school’s baseball program in 1990. The Rams’ field was named Jacobs Field in his honor after 700 wins in 2011.

Jacobs is currently 10th among active coaches in career wins in the NAIA. He led the Rams to three streaks of 40 or more total wins, and reached the 30-win plateau 17 times. He guided the Rams to seven conference championships and a berth in the 2001 NAIA World Series.

Before his career at University of Mobile, he coached six years at UMS-Wright Preparatory School, two as an assistant coach and four as the head coach. As a

college player, Jacobs had an outstanding career at University of South Alabama where he was a four-year letterman and was the Jaguars’ leading hitter in 1976.

Also inducted to the Coaches Hall of Fame were Mark Mincher of Huntsville High School and Butch Weaver of Lee-Huntsville High School.

 

About University of Mobile:
University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in over 40 areas of study. Founded in 1961, University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres. For more information about University of Mobile, visit the website at www.umobile.edu or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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Rivers Brunson

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Rivers is an experienced writer and an alumna of University of Mobile. She graduated in 2015 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication. She returned to University of Mobile professionally as marketing communications specialist in 2017. She also hosts a podcast with Bellum Creative Group called Due South about Southern arts and culture. A Grove Hill, Alabama native, Rivers fell in love with the city of Mobile as an undergraduate student and now calls it home; however she takes frequent trips to see her family who are NAMB church planters in Livingston, Montana. She has a lovable golden retriever named Cooper.

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