Cross Country Coaches (Men's & Women's)
Jeff Klaves
YEAR AT FGCU1st Season
Jeff Klaves
Assistant Coach

Jeff Klaves enters his first season as assistant coach of the cross country program

Klaves spent the 2011-12 season at fellow Atlantic Sun member ETSU, serving as a graduate assistant coach for the cross country programs and track & field programs.

At ETSU, Klaves helped the Bucs’ men’s cross country team finish fifth at the 2011 A-Sun Championships, while three different runners were lauded with postseason honors, highlighted by Filip Jalovy being named the A-Sun Freshman of the Year.

Klaves guided the men’s distance team to a 2012 A-Sun outdoor track and field title, in addition to three distance athletes earning medals in the process. The Bucs had six total All-A-Sun performers at the championships (three indoor & three outdoor). He coached an NCAA outdoor track and field regional qualifier in the 800 meters on the women’s side.

While coaching the women’s distance team, the women’s track and field teams scored the most points in program history at the indoor and outdoor championships that had two All-A-Sun performers (one indoor/ one outdoor).

A four-year letterwinner in track & field at former A-Sun member Campbell, Klaves spent the 2010-11 season starting the men’s and women’s track programs at Hobbton High School in Newton Grove, N.C. During the inaugural season, Klaves led Hobbton to the state championships, while producing their first top-4 finish in the 200 meters.

At Campbell, Klaves was an NCAA Academic All-American and a two-time All-Atlantic Sun performer in track and field. He ranks in Campbell’s top 10 all-time fastest times in the 800 meters, mile and 3000 meters.