Tobias Jacobi Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Alma Mater: Cumberland, '00
Tobias "Toby" Jacobi was named the department's head strength and conditioning coach prior to the 2008-09 school year. Having grown up in Georgia, Jacobi returns to the Southeast after having served for almost two years at Kent State in the same capacity. At KSU, Jacobi coordinated the strength and conditioning programs for football and women’s field hockey.
Jacobi is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. During his career, he has worked with conference champions in baseball, basketball, soccer, track & field, and softball. He has coached 10 NSCA All-Americans, and more than 300 athletes who have earned all-conference honors.
“I am very much looking forward to coming to Charleston Southern,” said Jacobi. “My wife and I are both from the Atlanta area, and are looking forward to getting back to the south. Charleston Southern is a great place to be. There are great coaches and a great athletics director, that I am excited about working with.”
Prior to moving to Kent State, Jacobi spent more than five years in the Southern Conference, working in the strength and conditioning programs at Western Carolina and Elon. In four years as the strength and conditioning coordinator at WCU, Jacobi was key in developing floor plans and facility layouts for new strength facilities in addition to coordinating workouts for the department.
Before going full time at Elon, he served in a graduate assistant role at Cumberland University and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Jacobi has presented at the South Carolina Coaches Association Clinic, Western Carolina Strength and Conditioning Clinic, Carolina West Sports Medicine Coaches Clinic, Kent State Strength and Conditioning Coaches Clinic, and the American Football Monthly Clinic
Jacobi earned a bachelor of science degree in physical education from Cumberland, where he was a four-year letterman on the football team. He continues to compete as a competitive powerlifter in the United Powerlifting Association. He is married to the former April Banks of Fayetteville, Ga., and the couple has a daugther, Sydney (2) and another child due in June.
Other Awards, Honors, & Information:
• Worked with Conference Champions in baseball, basketball, soccer, track & field, and softball
• Worked with 10 NSCA Strength & Conditioning All-Americans
• Worked with over 300 athletes the have earned All-Conference honors
• Worked with over 80 athletes that have signed professional contracts in various sports of football, basketball, baseball, soccer, and track & field
• Presented at the South Carolina Coaches Association Clinic, Western Carolina Strength & Conditioning Clinic, Carolina West Sports Medicine Coaches Clinic, Kent State Strength & Conditioning Coaches Clinic, and the American Football Monthly Clinic
• Is a competitive powerlifter in the UPA & WNPF