Jeff has been involved with swimming most of his life. He started out swimming with the age group program in Anderson, swam at Anderson High School and Purdue University. After studying Management at Purdue, he completed his teaching degree at Ball State. He coached in the summers at Edgewood Country Club, continued in Michigan for an age group program and High School, and finally came back to Anderson in 1993 and has coached High School and summer age group teams ever since. He has coached athletes at all levels from novice to national competitor. He and his wife, Cheryl, hae five children and three grandchildren.