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Jacobsen promoted to associate head coach


Adam Jacobsen has been promoted to associate head coach of the University of Hawai’i basketball team, the school announced on Tuesday.

The move essentially means Jacobsen is second in command on the staff, behind head coach Eran Ganot. It would assumingly also come with a pay upgrade, although no financial details were announced.

Jacobsen was an assistant coach for last season’s record-setting UH team that won 28 games, including a victory in the NCAA Tournament. There was no official associate head coach on last year’s staff.

Here is the official announcement from www.hawaiiathletics.com

HONOLULU – University of Hawai’i men’s basketball head coach Eran Ganot announced that Adam Jacobsen has been promoted to associate head coach.

Jacobsen was a key member of last year’s staff that guided the team to a school-best 28-6 record, both the Big West regular-season and tournament titles, and the program’s first-ever win in the NCAA Tournament.

“We’re grateful for all that Adam does both on and off the court for our program,” Ganot said. “He possesses the type qualities that mean so much— he’s a great teacher of the game, he understands the profession, and he values mentorship. He leads a staff that I’m very fortunate to have. I lay my complete confidence in them every day. We’re thrilled to reward Adam’s efforts with this well-earned promotion.”

In his capacity as associate head coach, Jacobsen will be heavily involved in scouting, recruiting, and program special events. He’ll also continue his role as the team’s offensive and shooting coordinator and player development coach for the UH guards. Last year, UH led the Big West in scoring (77.6 ppg), while ranking 22nd nationally in scoring margin (+10.4). Under Jacobsen’s direction, senior point guard Roderick Bobbitt earned first-team all-conference and second-team all-district honors.

Jacobsen added: “I’m very thankful to Coach Ganot and Hawai’i Athletics for their continued support. UH is a very special place to coach and we’re excited about building a premier basketball program here that the entire state can be proud of.”

Jacobsen, who enters his second year at UH, was previously on the staff at the University of Pacific for 14 years, including two seasons as associate head coach.


  1. Mahalo Coach Jacobsen. Looking forward to another good year !

  2. Mahalo & Congratulations, Coach Jacobsen

    Second Year Informs And Enforces
    The Validity of ALL The Championship Principles….

    Go ‘BOWS!

  3. Congrats to UH for righted the ship, !
    Hawaii love AHC AJ back; We need you.

    Warriors go get’em!

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