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Dave Jacobs:

Dave Jacobs:

"David's proven track record of winning and improvement at every stop will be a tremendous asset for Trine," said Matt Land, Assistant Vice President for Athletics. "His character, skill as a recruiter and playing experience will prove beneficial for our student-athletes." (Source: www.trinethunder.com)

David Jacobs (born March 3, 1942) is a retired American trampoline gymnast. During the 1960s, he won several top-level trampolining medals. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

He is also known for his unintentional appearance on the reality TV series Impractical Jokers. In the 2019 episode "Irritable Vowel Syndrome (IVS)", a 77-year-old Jacobs was shopping at a Fairway Market, when he met comedian Brian Quinn, who was performing a challenge for the show. Quinn started a conversation with Jacobs afterwards, where Jacobs said that he was a "superhuman athlete." The other members of the group then went up to Jacobs and pretended that they were fans and took a picture with him. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

In 2020, the Thunder ended its season with an 11-5 record, its best since the 2018 campaign in which the Thunder posted a 13-3-2 mark. Trine also advanced to the conference tournament championship game for the first time since joining the NCAA and the MIAA. To wrap up the season five members of the team earned All-MIAA awards. Jared Cromwell became the second student-athlete to earn first team All-MIAA under Jacobs. (Source: www.trinethunder.com)

In his first season at Trine in 2017, Jacobs led the Thunder to an appearance in the MIAA Tournament, marking the second time since joining the conference the team has done so. (Source: www.trinethunder.com)

In addition to his time at Ancilla, Jacobs brings experience from multiple levels of soccer to the Thunder men's soccer program. He has head coaching experience from both the high school and club levels, as well as assistant coaching stops at Bethel College and Judson University. Jacobs also played goalkeeper in professional organizations in the United States and Mexico. (Source: www.trinethunder.com During the summer of 2016-17, Jacobs served as an assistant coach with the Midland Odessa FC, formerly "The Sockers," made it to the national semifinals of USL/PDL. In 2017, the team advanced the national semifinals of the National Premier Soccer League in Midland, Texas and helped guide the team to the national championship out of 96 total teams. The team also qualified for the US Open Cup three straight years. (Source:www.trinethunder.com))

 

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