COACH CATHY JACOBS
Jacobs enters her 16th season as Grove City College?s head women?s
Jacobs has guided Grove City to 15 Presidents? Athletic Conference
championships during her tenure as head coach. In that time, 14 Grove
City players have earned the PAC?s Player of the Year award.
Grove City won its 20th straight PAC crown in 2006, finishing the
regular season with an 8-5 record.
In 2005, Grove City athletes won all nine flights of competition at the
PAC Championships in Erie, giving the Wolverines a perfect team score of
54. For her efforts, Jacobs earned the conference?s Coach of the Year
award. She has now received the PAC?s Coach of the Year award eight
times in her career.
During the 2005 season, Jacobs directed Grove City to a program-record
13 victories. The Wolverines went 13-0 against NCAA Division III foes
Her overall won-loss record is 122-34 (.782). Of those 34 defeats, only
nine have come against NCAA Division III opponents. She is currently
second on the program?s all-time win list.
Jacobs has led Grove City to 15 winning seasons since taking over as
head coach in 1992. In 1996, she led Grove City to an undefeated 9-0
season after three straight 9-2 campaigns. Between 1998 and 2000, Grove
City compiled an aggregate 31-4 record.
A native of McComb, Miss., Jacobs joined the Grove City staff in 1988 as
the College?s first head women?s swimming and diving coach. As head
swimming coach, she has guided the Wolverines to six PAC championships.
She has also coached numerous standouts in the pool, including
three-time NCAA Division III national champion Peggy Whitbeck.
Jacobs also coached the Grove City softball team from 1989-93. Grove
City compiled 39 wins in that span, along with the 1990 PAC
She graduated from Delta State (Miss.) with a bachelor?s degree in
health, physical education and recreation in 1983. She then added a
master?s degree from Delta State three years later.
Jacobs lives in Grove City.
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