Born and raised in Eagan, Minn., Jack stayed in State and attended the University of Minnesota where he spent time as a student assistant for the Gopher athletics program. After graduating in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, he spent a brief time in the financial world before returning to Minnesota to pursue his passion for coaching. His journey began in sport administration, serving as the operations assistant for the University of Minnesota’s track & field and cross-country programs during the 2015/2016 school year. He moved on to Utah State in the fall of 2016 where he spent a year as the Director of Operations for the Aggies, organizing both the 2016 NCAA Cross Country Mountain Regional and 2017 Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
In 2017, he was finally given a chance to enter the coaching world when he was hired on as the assistant cross country and track and field coach at the University of Portland. For the next seven years, Jack was a key staff member for the successful Pilots distance program, working with men’s coach Rob Conner and women’s coach Ian Solof. During his time at the U of P, he went back to school and earned a Master’s of Science in Sport Management from West Virginia University in 2021. He is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach (CSCS) and a USATF Level 2 Coach.
While at Portland, Jack helped lead the men to two podium finishes at the NCAA Cross Country Championships and the women to their highest-ever finish in program history. The recruiting coordinator for both programs, Jack helped bring top athletes to Portland from across the United States and abroad. He also worked with multiple Portland athletes after they graduated including France’s Emmanuel Roudolff-Lévisse who represented his country at the 2022 European Championships.