(Nashua, N.H.) - Heather Jacobs, a 2006 graduate of Franklin Pierce University and a native of Stoughton, Mass. has been named the Head Women's Basketball Coach at Daniel Webster College. The announcement was made by Vice President of Student Affairs for Athletics Phil Rowe.
"I am delighted Heather has accepted the opportunity to oversee our women's basketball program," noted Rowe. "She has demonstrated outstanding skills not only on the court, but off of it. She possesses outstanding basketball knowledge and I am completely confident her addition to our staff will provide a smooth transition for our team and help create a program that will annually challenge for a conference championship."
Jacobs, who becomes the fifth head coach in Eagle's program history, spent last season as assistant coach with DWC conference rival Norwich University. The Lady Cadets posted a 24-4 overall mark including a 10-1 record in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) play, finishing second in the standings. Norwich, which led the league in total team defense, advanced the conference tournament championship game and earned an at large bid to the NCAA tournament, falling in the opening round.
"I am thrilled for the opportunity to take over the helm of the Women's Basketball program at Daniel Webster," said Jacobs. "It is an exciting time for the Eagles program as we have five returning starters, a solid core, and talented incoming players. The student-athletes have been training hard in the off season and their strong work ethic will pay off as we look to elevate ourselves in GNAC standings this season."
Jacobs, who graduated magna cum laude in Sports and Recreation Management with a minor in Marketing, was a two-time Northeast-10 Conference All Academic selection while at Franklin Pierce and was a Second Team All Conference selection her senior season. She also earned Most Valuable Player accolades at the 2006 ECAC Division II championships, leading the Ravens to the title.
A two time captain and team most valuable player as a junior and senior, Jacobs retired 20th all time in career scoring, 19th in rebounding and collected more than 100 steals and 129 assists over her four seasons.
Jacobs inherits an Eagle program that posted an 8-15 overall record including a 2-9 mark in GNAC play. The Eagles anticipate the return of all five starters including senior center Erin Moseley of Sterling, Mass., who was an all conference third team selection last season.