John Jacobs (2003)

Induction Sponsored by
The University of Oklahoma
Athletic Department

John Jacobs competed in track at the University of Oklahoma from 1911-1915, winning 16 first place honors and holding the school records in the 120 and 220-yard hurdles, high jump, broad jump and mile relay.  He coached the Sooners track and field team for 46 seasons (1922-1968), winning three consecutive Missouri Valley and Big Six conference championships from 1924-1929. His outdoor teams won 19 consecutive duals and earned conference titles in 1935, 1961, and 1962. In addition, Jacobs helped developed six Olympians, including television and movie star Dennis Weaver.  He is a member of the Helms Foundation Hall of Fame and the Drake Relays Hall of Fame.