Jake was born in Chicago and started off his volleyball career at Lincoln Jr. High. He eventually played at Niles West High school all 4 years. As a member of the varsity team his last two years he played Middle Blocker and outside hitter. While attending Illinois State University for undergrad he played 2 year with the club volleyball team. Currently resides in Skokie, doing research at local hospitals. Velocity granted him his first coaching experience for a club last year. Coaching the 13 Pink’s, they were able to become a top three team. This year he will act as the Head coach for the Velocity 14 Pink team. Hopes to instill good team values and facilitate in polishing up necessary volleyball and team skills.