Mike Jacobs | General Manager
Mike Jacobs joins Nashville SC in MLS after serving as the club's general manager in the USL Championship for two seasons.
During Jacobs' tenure with the club in the USL Championship, Nashville SC made the playoffs in both seasons, including a run to the postseason in its inaugural campaign in 2019. As general manager, Jacobs made multiple deals to help the club improve from year one to year two.
In addition, his loan acquisitions on the defensive side during the 2019 season helped shore up a backline that allowed the fewest goals in the league in 2019.
Prior to joining Nashville SC, he served as Sporting KC's assistant technical director from 2015 to 2017. During his time in the role, Sporting KC won the 2015 and 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
Previously, Mike served in a variety of leadership roles in soccer across the U.S. He was the president of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and executive vice president and technical director for the United Soccer League.
Mike began his coaching career at Iona College, and at age 24, was the youngest head coach in the NCAA. As assistant coach for the Duke University men's soccer team, he was awarded the National Assistant Coach of the Year award in 2004 en route to the Blue Devils making a NCAA College Cup appearance. He then went on to serve as the head coach of the University of Evansville men's team for nine years.
In his role as general manager with Nashville SC, Jacobs manages player personnel and transactions, scouting and recruitment, development of the youth academy and other team-related business.
Mike resides in Nashville, and has four children - Katherine, Daniel, Allison & Amanda.