Western Colorado names former NDSCS coach, Shanley graduate Adam Jacobson head women's basketball coach

Fargo Shanley graduate Adam Jacobson has been named the head coach at Western Colorado University

Adam Jacobson, a Fargo Shanley High School graduate, has been named head women's basketball coach at Western Colorado University.
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GUNNISON, Colo. — Fargo Shanley graduate Adam Jacobson has been named the head women's basketball coach at Western Colorado University, the school announced Monday, May 16.

"I'm beyond ecstatic and truly honored to be the next head coach of Western Colorado University women's basketball," Jacobson said in a news release.

Jacobson was the head coach at North Dakota State College of Science the past two seasons, leading the Wildcats to a 30-3 record last season, including an NJCAA Division I tournament appearance.

"I'll forever be grateful for the time spent at NDSCS and can't wait to build on the culture of success that has been established here at Western Colorado," Jacobson said.

NDSCS recently announced Jacobson was leaving the program for another job. Western Colorado is an NCAA Division II program in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference with schools in Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota and Utah.


The Mountaineers were 11-16 overall last season, including a 9-12 conference record. Jacobson stops during his coaching career include women's assistant coaching jobs at the University of Mary and University of North Dakota. His college coaching career started in 2006-2007 when he was an assistant men's coach at Scottsdale (Ariz.) Community College.

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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