UVU athletic director Mike Jacobsen retiring after 29 years

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In Utah Valley University’s bid to establish athletic legitimacy both locally and nationally, no one has been more instrumental in pushing Wolverine sports into prominence than athletic director Mike Jacobsen.

5074b01904ad8.preview-620But Jacobsen’s 29 years of devoted service will come to an end this year; the university announced Monday that he will retire at the end of June.

“Mike has nearly quite literally seen it all. It is becoming less and less common for someone to exhibit this kind of loyalty to one institution, particularly in the athletics profession, where things seem to change on almost a minute-by-minute basis,” said President Matthew Holland.

Jacobsen’s loyalties don’t appear to be fading anytime soon either.

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