Richard L. Jacob

Richard L. Jacob

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Richard L. Jacob
Professor, Sport PsychologyChair, Department of Social Sciences, Communication & Sport StudiesProgram Director, Sport ManagementProgram Director, Esports Management, Department of Social Sciences, Communication & Sport Studies
Office: Main 207
(716) 880-2131
(716) 284 6510

About Richard L. Jacob

Dr. Richard Jacob Promoting the Sports Management ProgramDr. Richard L. Jacob has been teaching and coaching at Medaille since 1995. He served as Medaille’s first full-time athletic director and first full-time head basketball coach. Currently a full-time faculty member, Dr. Jacob serves as director of the sport management degree program. He earned a Ph.D. in counseling, school and educational psychology from SUNY Buffalo, and M.S. in physical education from Canisius College, and an M.S.Ed. in educational counseling from Niagara University. Dr. Jacob teaches Sport Psychology, Sport History, and Philosophy. He has a great interest in and has been highly involved in international sports over the past ten years. For more information please go to


Author, John Tavares: Soul to the Goal


"To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift."
–Steve Prefontaine

Our parents lived genuine love and hard work. I was raised to be true to myself and others. To earn my way. Live my dreams and treat all others with respect, lending a hand when you can.
I have been blessed to coach and teach; to have an opportunity to positively and productively influence the lives of our young is a joy and great responsibility.


In the garage learning more and more about music. Blues.


Thankful for the blessings of health, family, friends and esteemed colleagues.


We learn how to learn.


Live your dreams and practice self discipline and continuous improvement!



Ph.D., Counselor Education, Coaching Behavior CONSTRUCT, University at Buffalo
M.S., Physical Education, Canisius College
M.S.Ed., Counseling, Niagara University
B.A., Interdisciplinary Philosophy & Psychology, Eisenhower College
A.A., Social Science, Niagara County Community College

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