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As UNI rises, Jacobson stays grounded

Originally Published: March 26, 2010
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

ST. LOUIS -- Ask Ben Jacobson's family whether the Northern Iowa basketball coach gets his preternatural poise from his father, and the laughter commences.

No, you are assured. It's not from Doug Jacobson.

"He's a little out there," said Doug's wife, Chris Jacobson.

Doug Jacobson is the superintendent of the Barnes County North school system in North Dakota -- not a terribly "out there" profession. But then there's his night job: At age 62, he moonlights ...

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