All Star Coach West 2010
Assistant Coach Paul Jacobson
Negaunee High School
Paul was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula and graduated from Negaunee in 1987. Paul played in the 1987 All Star Game where the West team was victorious. He then went on to letter four years at Central Michigan University and obtain All MAC conference honors in 1990 as an offensive lineman. Paul was a part of the 1990 MAC Championship team and played in the California Raisin Bowl.
After graduating from Central in 1992 Paul was an assistant varsity coach and taught in Mt. Pleasant for four years before getting a teaching and coaching job at his alma mater in the U.P. in 1997. “Jake”, at the age of 30, became the head football coach in 2000 after MHSFCA Hall of Fame member Dick Koski retired. The Negaunee Miners have been in the playoffs 13 times in a row. In Coach Jacobson’s 10 year tenure at Negaunee, the Miners are 80-29 with a State Championship in 2002, a semifinal appearance in 2003 and have won four conference titles. Paul has been awarded Regional Coach of the Year by the MHSFCA three times (2002, 2004, and 2008), MHSFCA State Coach of the Year (2002), and Detroit Lions Coach of the Week in 2003.
Jake has been married to his wife Pam for 14 years, they have 3 children, Luke (13), Allyson (10), and Maddyson (4), and reside in Negaunee. Paul said, “I feel honored to have the opportunity to give back to the game that has meant so much to me. Playing in the All Star game meant a great deal to me and now I hope to be able to make this a memorable experience for the fine young men that will be a part of this wonderful game.”