Jacob is a former Matcat wrestler who grew up in the Matcat program. He is a former wrestler for Morningside College and Kearney High School. Where he was a 2x state medalist for the Bearcats (2nd, 6th). He has been coaching Matcats since the 2014-2015 season. He has also been an assistant coach for Kearney High since the 2013-2014 season.