Rowland High School believes in legacies when it comes to selecting a football coach.

The Raiders continued the tradition Tuesday by naming alumnus Ryan Jacobson to succeed Craig Snyder, who resigned last week.

"We are absolutely thrilled to bring Ryan on as our head coach," Rowland athletic director Ralph Harris said. "He brings incredible energy and leadership qualities that will serve us well.

"He is a principled man who will carry on the ideals and values that we have come to know in our football program. Ryan is a great fit for us."

Jacobson has been in the Rowland football program for more than a decade, including the past seven seasons as a varsity assistant.

During that time while working under Snyder, the Raiders found a rebirth from the struggles of the late 1990s and early 2000s to win a share of two league titles and advance to the CIF-SS Southeast Division semifinals in 2008.

Rowland was 7-4 overall and shared the Hacienda League title this season. The Raiders lost in the first round of the playoffs.

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