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Jeff Oleck
Assistant Coach
2010-11 Men's Soccer Coaches
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Jeff Oleck

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.  Between the pipes, Oleck trained Kyle Zobeck as he set new program single-season records for goals against average and shutouts en route to earning Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year accolades, as well as being named First Team All-Horizon League and NSCAA Third Team All-Midwest Region.

Oleck's 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.  He helped train Ryan Schwarz as he earned Goalkeeper of the Year honors from the Horizon League in 2009, while under his tutelage, Zobeck and Schwarz sit 1-2 in program history in career goals against average and shutouts.

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.  In his time at Wabash, he helped coach nine All-NCAC selections and shaped the Little Giants defense with his goalkeeping expertise, as the team sliced over half a goal off its goals against average during Oleck’s time there.

Oleck has also gained significant coaching experience outside the collegiate realm.  He has previously served as the Senior Program Director of Coaching for Northwest Indiana United F.C., a premier soccer club based out of Chesterton, Ind.  He now serves as NWI United's goalkeeper trainer, and is also an assistant coach with the 95 Girl's Midwest Regional League team.  He is the Indiana Olympic Development Program (ODP) goalkeeper coach and has worked with various other camps and clinics such as the Indiana Goalkeeper Academy, Indiana Soccer Camp, and Valpo VIP Camp.  In addition, Oleck was the head coach for the Dynamo U16 boys squad in 2008 which won the Indiana Soccer League and qualified for the State Cup quarterfinals.  He also guided the Dynamo U15 squad to CIYSL and Challenge Cup titles in 2007.

A four-year starter in the net for the Crusaders, Oleck earned Second Team All-Mid-Continent Conference honors in 2005 after a season in which he registered a 1.71 goals against average, then third-lowest in program history, and five shutouts, then second-most in a single season all-time at Valpo.  He ended his four-year career with a school-record 14 shutouts and a 2.05 GAA, then second-lowest in program history.  He also tallied 345 saves in goal for his career, second-most all-time at Valpo and third in Mid-Con history.

Oleck graduated from Valparaiso in 2006 with a degree in biology, along with a business administration minor.  He also earned a master's degree in sports administration from Valparaiso.  He holds his NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeper Diploma and the USSF National “A” License.

2010-11 Men's Soccer
Men's Soccer Coaches
Mike Avery
Head Coach
Jeff Oleck
Assistant Coach
Cailean Bailey
Assistant Coach/Reserve Team Head Coach
Phil Ruskin
Director of Soccer Operations
Donnie Hathorn
Volunteer Assistant
W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 6 4th/12 (311)
W Tennis Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 6 Milwaukee 7
Softball Detroit 0 VU Softball Field
Apr 6 Valpo 8
Baseball Wright State 4 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 6 Valpo 2
W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 7 9th/12 (642)
Softball Northern Illinois 6 VU Softball Field
Apr 8 Valpo 8
Baseball Valpo 5 Evanston, Ill.
Apr 8 Northwestern 12
Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
Apr 8 Valpo 4
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
M Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
W Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 5:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26 Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State