Jacob grew up playing club soccer in the Northern Virginia area with the NVSC Royals. He was identified as one of the club's stronger players and was twice selected to the ODP Super Y League National team for whom he spent time training with in Germany. He ended up finishing his club career at Richmond Kickers Academy where he received numerous accolades as a forward/central midfielder. He then played a year of Division I soccer at Virginia Commonwealth University before moving on to the University of Mary Washington where he was a Captain for three years and landed First Team All Capital Athletic Conference honors. Following his playing career, Jacob began coaching at Fredericksburg Football club, spending time assisting with the club's elite teams. In addition, Jacob is the current assistant coach at Colonial Forge High School. He also currently holds his USSF E Coaching License.