Coach Jake has been with CRUZ Swimming since 2011. Jake has coached many swimmers to Junior Olympics and Far Western Champs, several who have gone on to achieve national records and many who earned college scholorships. He has coached for the Redding Aqua Ducks, Anderson AquaGators, West Valley High School, and 3 seasons for Soquel High School. He is currently the Head Coach at Harbor High School.
He grew up in Redding swimming for the Redding Aqua Ducks, reaching the finals at Far Westerns and Sectionals. He attended West Valley High School and in 2002 earned "NSCIF - Most Outstanding Male Swimmer of the Year." He double majored at the University of the Pacific graduating in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Business while balancing as a full time member of the UOP Swimming and Diving team (helping win the 2005 Big West Conference Championship Men's Title). In his free time he enjoys surfing, playing music, and trips to the Sierra Nevada Mountains.