Jay began playing volleyball at the University of Oregon where he played both Junior Varsity and Varsity Club Volleyball. Jay continued playing after college focusing on sand volleyball where he played for many years in the men’s Open division in Florida, and the Pacific Northwest.
Over the years, Jay has coached at many levels and locations throughout Oregon. He coached at the high school level at Churchill (JV head), and West Linn (JV head and Varsity Assistant). Jay highlight in coaching high school volleyball was winning a state championship in 1998 with West Linn. He has coached multiple club teams in the region with stints at Mt Hood VBC and Portland Volleyball Club Coaching at the 18U level. This is his second year coaching with the AJAX/Athena Club 14u boys program.