Track & Field

Coach Jacobs


Coach Jacobs enters his 26th year at the MCC Track & Field helm. Jacobs graduated from Glendale High School as a State-Champion Pole Vaulter. A two-time All-American in the Decathlon at the University of Arizona, Jacobs also threw the javelin and was captain and MVP of the Wildcat Track Team.

From 1979-1988, he competed internationally in the World University Games in Mexico City and three USA/USSR Decathlon meets, where he was the top American finisher in 1981. Jacobs also competed in the 1980 & 1984 US Olympic trials.

He began his coaching career as an assistant at Mesa in 1982 moving the following year to Arizona State, and then coming back to MCC in 1988 as Head Coach. Under his direction, Thunderbird Track & Field consistently ranks in the top 10 in the country and recently as high as #5 in 2004. He has developed numerous All-Americans and Mesa's facilities are considered among the best of any community college.  Coach Jacobs enjoyed seven individual national champions from his 2010 teams.

  MESA, AZ - The Mesa Athletic Department would like to offer heartfelt thanks to the many people who helped make the NJCAA Track and Field...
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  MESA, AZ - On a day on which most of the events were preliminaries, several Mesa athletes scored points for the T-Birds at the NJCAA Track and...
Full results   MESA, AZ - Scoring for Mesa athletes in the NJCAA Track and Field Championships got underway when Matt Garcia (Fr., Phoenix, AZ/...
NJCAA Track championship logo 2014
Championship website Broadcast link   MESA, AZ - The long-awaited NJCAA National Track and Field Championships begin today at Mesa's John D...

Track & Field 2012

Mesa Men’s & Women’s Track & Field consistently rank among the Top 10 junior college Track & Field Programs in the nation. 

Mesa’s most acclaimed program has nine National Championships in its possession, the last coming in Men’s Outdoor in 1980.  The late great Hall of Fame Coach Carvel Jackson captured six titles from 1969-1975.

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