Danielle Collins coach, Jared Jacobs, has been with her full-time since last year. The player-coach duo has several shared interests outside of the tennis court.
Jacobs, 49, believes developing good mental habits is key to one’s success on the tennis court. The coach also acknowledges there is nothing wrong with having a little bit of fun outside of the tennis court.
Under Jared, Danielle is trying to restore her reputation as a top player, as there was a time when the American tennis player broke into the top 10 rankings.
Danielle progressed through the first round of the ongoing Australian Open by defeating Angelique Kerber. But she has now been eliminated by the world no.1 Iga Swiatek.
Danielle didn’t go out without a fight, with Iga making a comeback from down 4-1 in the third set to win 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.
Who Is Jared Jacobs? Meet Danielle Collins Coach
Danielle Collins coach Jared Jacobs, age 49, is native to Brooklyn, New York. Before coaching, Danielle coached Hall of Famer Natasha Zvereva.
Jacobs has also coached the American tennis player Mattek-Sands and the Dutch player Demi Schuurs. It was only last year that Jared joined Danielle’s team.
It was Mattek-Sands who introduced Jared to Danielle, and he took her on full-time during the French Open. The University of Pennsylvania graduate Jared was previously part of the US national 35’s and 40’s tennis team.
The coach also has a master’s degree in sports psychology and is a board-certified clinical and medical support hypnotherapist. Previously, in an interview with Tennis Tribe, Jared spoke briefly about his coaching career.
He had begun his coaching journey with Natasha Zvereva, and after training with her, Jared had left the tennis coaching scene for a while. He returned to the tennis court with Bethanie Mattek-Sands, and after that, he trained Demi Schuurs and Desirae Krawczyk as a doubles team.
Jared is also the founder of Mojo Tennis Academy and has shared several photographs with his students and tennis players on his Instagram handle.
Talking about his personal life, the tennis coach had previously shared a romantic snap with photographer Radka Leitmeritz. The tennis coach shared the photo on April 8, 2022, and captioned it, “Morning hit with my love.”
But since then, the tennis coach hasn’t shared anything about his personal life.
Jared And Danielle Are A Dream Team
From the very beginning, Jared was impressed by Danielle’s fiery on-court demeanor. In an interview with Tennis.com, the two were defined as Queen and Jester.
Collins said Jacobs had the power to make her laugh and still be able to tell her the truth. The tennis player and the coach have a chill personality, so their interviews happen to be fun and relaxing.
When asked how Jared had helped her, Danielle said, “I feel like so much of what Jared has tried to help me with is being my authentic self, what’s important to me and my values, and not being so concerned about the things that I can’t control.”
The tennis coach added that as Danielle plays with a lot of emotional intensity, it takes a lot out of her, requiring her to take time to return to the correct headspace.
Last year, during a post-match conference, Danielle showed the perfect balance she has with her coach. The American tennis player said she and Jared love going bowling and enjoy getting their nails done.
The duo even went to watch the mega-hit movie Barbie together. They also have shared interests in psychology and philosophy, reading David James Duncan and listening to Huberman Lab podcasts.
Danielle and Jared previously joked they should one day start a podcast. But with how clumsy the two are, Jared joked there could be a high chance they weren’t recording while sharing their thoughts.