|Title:||Assistant Baseball Coach|
Suffolk alum and four–year letterwinner for the Rams, Mac Jacobson, returned to the University to join the baseball coaching staff in September 2014 and begins his fourth season in 2018.
As an assistant coach for the Rams, Jacobson works with outfielders on defensive schematics including positioning, tendencies and patterns of opponent’s balls in play. He also works with hitters on plate approach and player tendencies.
In his three seasons on Anthony Del Prete’s staff, Jacobson helped Suffolk to three GNAC Titles in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and the program’s fifth, sixth and seventh trip to NCAA DIII Tournament.
In 2017, Jacobson aided in the Rams’ threepeat GNAC glory and historical third straight NCAA Tournament trip. Overall, Suffolk finished the season 28-17, playing on Championship Sunday of the NCAA Regional for the first time in seven trips and put the most conference wins together (12-2) in the Del Prete era. Along the way, Jacobson helped the program see its ninth overall All-American in junior centerfielder Brady Chant, who earned D3Baseball.com All-American Honorable Mention status. Chant ended the season as the nation’s statistical champion in triples (12) and triples per game (0.27) to anchor Suffolk’s NCAA Statistical Crown status in both categories. Chant, along with senior catcher Matt Brenner, garnered first-team all-region recognition by both D3Baseball.com and the NEIBA in conjunction with ABCA/Rawlings, while senior hurler Chuck Gibson grabbed a spot on NEIBA/ABCA/Rawlings all-region first-team and earned second-team status by D3Baseball.com. Overall, 10 student-athletes picked up 12 all-conference honors.
The 2017 Rams were also recognized for their success in the classroom as the team earned the ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award, achieving a 3.10 grade point average collectively. Individually, Brenner garnered CoSIDA Academic All-District recognition for his success both academically and athletically.
Last season, he was key to the Rams’ thrilling success, which saw the blue–and–gold capture the second–most victories in program history at 33–13 (11–3 GNAC), while leading the league in virtually every offensive statistical category highlighted by 345 runs scored, the highest among New England teams.
Along the way, four Rams picked up All–Region honors from the NEIBA in Brady Chant, Jake Frasca, Drew Carter and Kevin Sinatra. Suffolk also took home 17 postseason accolades from the GNAC including top honors in Pitcher of the Year Worth Walrod and Rookie of the Year (Frasca).
In 2015, Suffolk grabbed its fifth GNAC title and headed to NCAAs for the fifth time in program history behind Tournament MVP Josh Desai’s arm, which threw a complete– game, 3–2 win over St. Joe’s in the semifinals. Three Rams were recognized by the conference for their performances on the diamond. Desai took home second–team and tournament MVP accolades, while Jon Lapolla, who led the Rams in batting average (.291), slugging percentage (.455) and on–base percentage (.429), was awarded a spot on the third–team. Brady Chant, who received a Gold Glove by the league as the centerfielder without an error, was chosen to the all–tourney team.
Jacobson graduated from Suffolk in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and captained the Rams baseball team his senior year.