Winning and graduating our student-athletes are top two goals for Auburn
Statements from Gene Chizik and Jay Jacobs
Tigers honored at annual awards banquet
Jay Jacobs was named Auburn's 14th Director of Athletics in December 2004. A walk-on football player under legendary coach Pat Dye, Jacobs earned his undergraduate and master's degrees in business administration from Auburn in 1985 and 1988, respectively. He is a member of the Auburn chapter of Phi Kappa Phi honorary.
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Under Jacobs' leadership, Auburn has won 11 National Championships and 24 SEC Championships. Jacobs has grown annual revenue from $46 million to over $145 million. The department fully funds its 21 sports, 12 of which are women's sports, through the reinvestment of operating cash flow. During Jacobs' tenure as AD, each sports program has been provided a new or renovated facility through investments of over $200 million. Auburn student-athletes currently hold an average cumulative GPA of 3.17, the highest in program history. Over 40% of Auburn's student-athletes are on track to graduate with honors, up from 25% five years ago. Fan satisfaction surveys consistently rank Auburn as having the best game day experience in the SEC.
Jacobs was named a 2017 NACDA / UnderArmour Athletics Director of the Year and was one of five finalists for the 2017 Sports Business Journal Athletics Director of the Year. Jacobs is the current Chair of the Southeastern Conference Athletics Directors and is a member of NCAA Division I Strategic Vision and Planning Committee.
For the year ahead, Jacobs' is acutely focused on the attainment of the Fearless & True capital campaign fund-raising goal of $61.7 million that will support a range of facility enhancements. Jacobs' vision for Auburn Athletics is to be the best school for the best athletes.Last updated 10/05/17