Crusader alum Jeff Oleck is entering his fourth season as part of the Valparaiso men’s soccer coaching staff, and is in his first year as associate head coach. Oleck assists in all aspects of on-field training and works directly with the Crusader goalkeepers. In addition, he assists with the Crusaders’ recruiting efforts and also works as the academic and compliance coordinator for the athletes.
Oleck helped guide the Crusaders to the Horizon League regular season championship in 2011 as Valpo posted its best defensive season in school history, surrendering just 14 goals in 20 games. His three seasons have all been winning seasons, as during his time, the Crusaders have posted three of the top four defensive seasons in program history.
Oleck graduated from Valparaiso in 2006 with a degree in biology. Prior to returning to the Crusader pitch, Oleck spent three years as an assistant coach, focusing on working with the goalkeepers, and recruiting coordinator at Wabash College.