Mount Union and Stevens Institute of Technology each announced the hiring of new assistant coaches this week. Mount Union has added former Thiel assistant Cortney Roberts, while former Delaware Valley assistant Jeff Jacobs joins the staff at Stevens. See below for more.
Cortney Roberts has been named assistant wrestling coach at the University of Mount Union.
Over the past three seasons, Roberts has had stints as an assistant coach at both Thiel (Pa.) College and Lakeview (Pa.) High School.
He was a four-year starter at 125 pounds at NCAA Division I Gardner-Webb (N.C.) University and three times placed at the NCAA East Region tournament.
A native of Spencer, N.Y., he has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Gardner-Webb.
HOBOKEN, N.J. (August 16, 2013) – The Stevens Institute of Technology wrestling team has added Jeff Jacobs as head assistant coach for the 2013-14 season, Head Coach Mike Clayton announced. Jacobs joins the Stevens staff following a two-year stint as an assistant wrestling coach at Delaware Valley College.
“Jeff has strong local ties and has demonstrated success as a collegiate wrestler at the NCAA DI and DII levels,” Clayton said. “He has helped recruit and develop student-athletes as a DIII assistant coach while earning his M.B.A. He will thrive in the type of work environment demanded of a full-time head assistant coach at a premier co-educational institution like Stevens Institute of Technology. We are all very excited to have Jeff join the Stevens wrestling family.”
While at Delaware Valley, Jacobs helped the team to a 16th-place finish in the nation, producing four NCAA All-American, one Academic All-American and nine Dean’s List honorees in the Spring 2012 semester along the way. He has also served as an assistant coach at the Shore Thing Wrestling Club in Lakewood, N.J. for the past six years, coaching numerous state champions and placewinners, regional champions and collegiate All-Americans.
“I am very excited and honored to be working at Stevens with such high-caliber student-athletes and an outstanding coaching staff,” Jacobs said. “I am fully committed to assisting the coaching staff in every capacity to help the student-athletes reach their goals, both academically and athletically.”
Jacobs has worked with the East Stroudsburg University athletic event staff and served as the Delaware Valley Assistant Coordinator of Intramurals. He also served as an Ocean Rescue Guard at Risdens Beach Corporation and Jenkinsons Corporation in Point Pleasant, N.J.
During his wrestling career, Jacobs was a three-year Varsity letter winner and served as a senior captain of his team at East Stroudsburg, where he won the Division 2 Super Region 1 Championship and qualified for the NCAA Division II Championships. He also served on the ESU Athletics Captains Council.
A 2011 graduate of East Stroudsburg with a bachelor of science degree in sport management and minor in business management, he completed his M.B.A. while at Delaware Valley in 2013.