Former Scottsboro Wildcat Don Jacobs was hired March 2, 2017 as the new head football coach at his alma mater.  Jacobs becomes the third former Wildcat to lead the football program.  Jacobs comes to Scottsboro after successful stops at Elkmont and Oneonta.  


Jacobs was a three-sport star at Scottsboro in the mid-1970's.  He played at Alabama under the legendary Paul "Bear" Bryant, serving as a backup on the 1978 and 1979 National Championship teams and starting for the Tide in 1980.  


Jacobs spent two decades of his coaching career as a college assistant, with stops at Alabama A&M (2001), Troy (1991-2000), West Georgia (1986-1990), Louisiana-Lafayette (1985), West Alabama (1984) and Jacksonville State (1981-1983).


His first high school head coaching job came in 2007 at Elkmont.  During three seasons, his Red Devils went 22-13.  He spent seven seasons at Oneonta with a record of 65-25 and making three State Championship appearances (2013 State Champs; 2012 and 2011 Runnerup).   Other high schools stops include assistant jobs at Central-Coosa, Robertsdale and Luverne.  


Jacobs was a member of the Jackson County Sports Hall of Fame's inaugural class in 2014.

​Head Coach Don Jacobs

Scottsboro welcomes former Wildcat Don Jacobs as new head football coach