posted on April 05, 2011 11:34
University of Mobile head baseball coach Mike Jacobs was presented a plaque in the shape of a home plate in recognition of his 700th career win at the university.
UMobile President Dr. Mark Foley made the presentation on the team’s home field at the start of a March 25 game against William Carey University. The 700th win occurred March 4, 2011, when the Rams defeated cross-town rival Spring Hill College 7 to 3.
During the presentation, Jacobs was congratulated not only on his 700th win, but for a winning career as a man of faith and honor, and a coach for life.
“Since Coach Jacobs started the baseball program at the University of Mobile in 1990, he has not only produced a winning team – he has trained young men to be winners in life. His unwavering faith in God, commitment to excellence, and love for his players as individuals mark Coach Jacobs as a winner who inspires us all to believe in the best and have the confidence to achieve it,” the announcer said as Jacobs was presented the commemorative home plate.
University of Mobile President Dr. Mark Foley, second from left, congratulates Coach Mike Jacobs on his 700th career win as head baseball coach. Also pictured are, from left, Brian Boyle, vice president for institutional advancement, Foley, Jacobs and his wife, Joy, and Joe Niland, athletic director.