Adam Jacobson leaving NDSCS women's program for another coaching job

Fargo Shanley graduate Adam Jacobson led the NDSCS women's basketball team to 30 wins this past season.

Adam Jacobson, a Fargo Shanley High School graduate, is stepping down at head women's basketball coach at North Dakota State College of Science for another coaching position.
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WAHPETON, N.D. — North Dakota State College of Science head women's basketball coach Adam Jacobson is leaving the program for another coaching position, the school announced Thursday.

A Fargo Shanley graduate, Jacobson led the Wildcats to a 30-3 record this past season and had multiple players move on to NCAA Division I programs.

“We are thankful for Coach Jacobson’s dedication to Wildcat Athletics and we wish him well as he starts a new chapter,” said NDSCS Athletic Director Stu Engen in news release.

NDSCS didn't specify the new coaching job and attempts to reach Jacobson on Thursday were unsuccessful.

NDSCS advanced to the NJCAA Division I national tournament last season, posting a 20-1 record in the Mon-Dak Athletic Conference. Wildcats point guard Ivane Tensaie recently signed to play women's basketball at Penn State of the Big Ten Conference.


Jacobson was a University of Mary associated head coach and a University of North Dakota assistant coach before he took over the NDSCS program in 2020. His college coaching career started in 2006-2007 when he was a men's assistant coach at Scottsdale Community College.

Jacobson has been a women's assistant or head coach since 2011-2012.

The search for a new NDSCS coach starts immediately with a replacement being announced no later than June 15.

Peterson covers college athletics for The Forum, including Concordia College and Minnesota State Moorhead. He also covers the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks independent baseball team and helps out with North Dakota State football coverage. Peterson has been working at the newspaper since 1996.
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