Brett Jacobs | Assistant Coach
Jacobs returns to the Nashville SC bench after being brought on by Gary Smith for the 2019 USL Championship campaign. With over 25 years of domestic and international coaching experience (England, Spain, Gibraltar) at both professional and academy levels, Jacobs has also been a national staff instructor for U.S. Soccer since 2005. Prior to his arrival in Nashville, Jacobs was the Head Coach and Technical Consultant for Europa Point Football Club in Gibraltar. For the previous five seasons he served as a broadcaster and match analyst for the Portland Timbers and was the club’s Under-23 Head Coach in 2016. Prior to his tenure in the Pacific Northwest, Jacobs spent four years as an assistant coach with Gary Smith and the Colorado Rapids helping them to lift the MLS Cup in 2010. Jacobs served as Assistant Coach and the Reserve Team Head Coach during his time there.
Prior to joining the Rapids, Jacobs was the Technical Director for the Michigan State Soccer Association. While in Michigan, Jacobs served as Assistant Coach for the Michigan Bucks of PDL, helping lead the club to back-to-back National Championship matches in 2006 and 2007. Jacobs is one of the first American coaches to work in the English Premier League Academy system, coaching full-time for Wimbledon FC (now MK Dons) from 2002-04. He began his coaching career as an Assistant Coach for the University of West Florida. He holds a U.S. Soccer A license, UEFA B license and NSCAA Premiere diploma. Jacobs played Division 1 College soccer at the University of South Alabama and eight years professionally in the United States and England.