Thomas A. Jacobs is a twenty-four year veteran in the field of athletics administration, having previously served in various capacities at the Big Eight Conference (now the Big Twelve Conference), the University of California, Berkeley, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA).
Since August of 2008, he has served the USTA as the Managing Director for Administration and Business Affairs in Player Development, located at the USTAPD Headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida.
Previously, Jacobs played a valuable role in significant and historic changes in the NCAA Tennis Championships format during his 17 years at the NCAA. Under Jacobs’ leadership, regional championships were added in 1994, the championship field was expanded to 64 teams in 1999, and combined men’s and women’s championships debuted in 2006. He was inducted into the ITA Hall of Fame for his contributions to college tennis in ceremonies that took place in May of 2008 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Jacobs received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree in Sports Administration and Facility Management from Ohio University. Jacobs resides in Parkland, Florida with his wife, Lori, and their three children—Connor (18), Derek (16) and Emma (14). He is also an avid runner, having completed 15 marathons (including Boston and New York).