Jeff played high school water polo at Troy High School in Michigan, and collegiately at Michigan State University. While at Michigan State, Jeff and his team won two Big Ten titles and one National Championship. After graduating, He served as the head coach at his alma mater Troy High School for 7 years before coming on board at Kraken Water Polo in 2016. Jeff was a 'Team Georgia' Boys coach for the ODP Identification Tournament in 2017 and 2018. He won GHSWPA Div. 1 Coach of the Year in 2019 and 2021 when his teams won the Georgia State Championship.