Jeff took a head coaching position on the East Coast in August of 2004 after serving as an assistant coach with UCSB for 5 years. He will be missed dearly and is wished well at his new program. As a Gaucho, Jacobs earned All-Big West honors in cross country at UCSB with a sixth place finish at the 1988 league championships. Jacobs was a team captain in cross country and track and ran collegiate PRs of 14:34.11 (5,000) and 31:07 (10,000). He now competes for FILA Track West and owns post-collegiate PRs of 14:23 (5,000) and 30:22 (10,000).
Jacobs graduated from UCSB in 1990 with a bachelor's degree in Communications and also completed the coaching certification program.