Jeff began playing volleyball as an 8th grader in Barrington, Illinois. As a senior captain, he led his high school team to a state 3rd place finish in 2012. In college, he served as captain on the U of M Men’s Club team for three years, bringing them as high as #7 in the NCVF rankings. During that time, he also worked as a manager for the women’s NCAA team.
As a coach, he has worked with Pipeline Volleyball Club in Illinois, McCutcheon Volleyball Camps, and Lakeville South High School Volleyball Camps. In 2017, he was the head varsity coach at Eagle Ridge Academy in Minnetonka, where he also taught 4th-5th grade Latin. Currently, he is a girls’ assistant coach at Hopkins High School as well as the boys’ head coach. He teaches ELL at Eisenhower Elementary School.
With Vital, Jeff has served as a fall league coach, a sand coach for four seasons, and has worked camps and clinics the past three summers. In 2019-2020, he was head coach for 14-1s team