George Jacobson
Induction Class of: 1990
Sports: Coach

Just one year after retiring from the position of head golf coach, Jacobson was a unanimous Hall of Fame selection. The college’s all-time winningest head coach in any sport, Jacobson’s career record was an incredible 307 wins against just 32 defeats for a phenomenal .905 winning percentage over 23 years. In addition to his outstanding win-loss record, the College won numerous conference, state and New England titles. Jacobson coached 21 All-Americans, was named Coach of the Year seven times and guided the Vikings to an unprecedented 21 straight NCAA Championship appearances where SSC finished among the top ten Colleges twelve times. Originally from Quincy, Jacobson resides in Beverly with his wife Elsie. They have two daughters, Lauri and Nancy, two grandsons, Tyler and Morgan, and one granddaughter, Catherine.

Jacobson has been the executive director of the New England Intercollegiate Golf Association (NEIGA) since 1990. NEIGA is a non-profit organization, which was the first organized in 1934 at the Oakley Country Club in Watertown, Massachusetts. The NEIGA is known for hosting some of the largest championship events within collegiate golf, involving players from NCAA Divisions I, II, and III. Before becoming executive director, Jacobson was the President of the NEIGA from 1977-1978.

Jobson has been involved in the golfing world as a coach since 1962, when he became the varsity golf coach at Rockport High School. From 1967-2002, Jacobson has been a professor, advisor, and golf coach at Salem State University. Jacobson held the varsity golf coach position at Salem State University from 1966-1989.

Besides the NEIGHA there are many professional organizations Jacobson is involved with. Since 1988, he has been a member of the Golf Coaches Association of America. In addition, Jacobson is also an associate member of the U.S. Golf Association, a life member of Board #130 of the International Board of Basketball Officials, an ECAC Golf Committee, and since 1990 he has been on the Hall of Fame committee for Salem State University.

Many awards have been presented to Jacobson over the years, including the NEIGA Gordon McCullough Coach Award. He has been inducted into the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) Hall of Fame and Salem State University Hall of Fame.

Jacobson has been involved in education since1956, teaching at the elementary, high school, and college levels. However, teaching was put on hold from 1957-1959 when Jacobson was in the U.S. Army as Lieutenant Fire Direction Officer Artillery, stationed in Germany. He earned an honorable discharge as First Lieutenant in May 1959.