J, in his 22nd year of coaching, is the Master Coach for the K2 Gym overseeing all technical training of the elite and travel athletes. As the clubs recruiting coordinator, he has helped place over 70 athletes into collegiate programs from Knoxville. In 2009 he started Tennessee’s first beach volleyball program for club. J has been a personal coach for several professional players, All Americans and a current olympian. He is also the head coach of K2 18 Adidas JOTA, the 2017 AAU bronze medalists in 18 open.
J started his volleyball coaching career in San Diego, California coaching both girls and boys high school varsity teams. He was an assistant coach at Maryville College from 2004 – 2006 where he helped lead the Lady Scots to two GSAC championships and two NCAA appearances. He then served as an assistant coach at the University of Tennessee from 2009-2012. The Lady Vols won the 2011 SEC Championship and had three NCAA tournament appearances during his time there.
J serves on the board for the Juniors Volleyball Association, an organization designed to help promote the game of youth and junior volleyball .
He is married to Christine Hames and they have three children. Nicklin(Nebraska 2108), Kayleigh(Pepperdine 2019) and Eli. All three of their children are current players in the K2 program.