Jeff attended High School at Kettering Alter and has been inducted into their inaugural Sports Hall of Fame.
For two years, he played baseball at Triton Junior College, located in Chicago. At Triton, Jeff was recognized as a first team All-American shortstop and inducted into their Hall of Fame in 1992.
Jeff went on to play for Louisiana State University where he was drafted his junior year season by the Houston Astros. He remained at LSU to finish his education and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management.
Elected as the team's co-captain, Jeff helped lead LSU to their first ever College World Series appearance. Shortly after wards, Jeff was drafted in the 10th round as a shortstop by the Minnesota Twins.
He played 12 seasons in the Major Leagues for the following teams: Minnesota Twins 1992-1996, Baltimore Orioles 1997-1999, Kansas City Royals 2000, Los Angeles Dodgers 2001-2002 and the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2003.
Jeff has taught numerous camps and clinics since 1983 and he continues to coach and provide opportunities for kids who want to learn the game of baseball - as well as the life lessons the game provides.