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Jen Leo


Jen Leo

Club Director

East Valley Juniors Volleyball Club, Inc. , 1992 - Present
Club Director & Board (Executive & Advisory) President
Director of Accounting & Finance
Coach/Master Coaching Consultant & Specialty Training Coach
Collegiate Recruiting Consultant
Player Development Co-Director

Executive Team Bio
Jen leads ALL business and volleyball operations for EVJ, a 501c3 non-profit. She started at EVJ as a coach in 1992 and took over as Club Director in 2000.  She has coached at every level and continues to do the setter specialty training for all EVJ setters. Her passion for the game and the athletes is unparalleled.  Jen is a former CPA and small business owner.  As the leader of EVJ her strong business and financial acumen combined with her extensive volleyball credentials provides the leadership necessary for EVJ to continue to set the standard in AZ club volleyball.  Jen understands the value and importance of a strong coaching staff and she partners with her staff to set policy and direction at the team level to ensure consistency and accountability throughout the program.  A recent inductee into the Corona del Sol Hall of Fame (first student athlete entering inaugural class) and standout player at Arizona State University, her pedigree is impressive but her servant leadership is the reason for EVJ's success.


Coaching Experience:

Club Volleyball

  • East Valley Juniors Volleyball Club, Phoenix, AZ
    (1992-Present)

Jen has a passion for coaching and started her coaching career as a young athlete playing volleyball during her junior year at ASU. She joined EVJ's staff in its third season of operation (1992) and is entering her 27th year with the organization. During her coaching career, Jen has coached at every level from the 10's through the 18's, National, Regional and Futures teams.  

In 2000 Jen started EVJ Sports Camps and for more than 18 years she has led the Player Development Program in partnership with EVJ. The program, which offers camps, clinics, youth academy and specialty training has trained thousands of young women in the sport of volleyball. Jen is not currently coaching a team for EVJ but she continues to lead the specialty training for EVJ's club team setters and player development.

Playing Experience:

  • Arizona State University, DI Women's Volleyball Team (1989-1993)
    • Top 4 in career assists at ASU (left school #2)
    • NCAA Top Ten Finalist for Woman Athlete of the Year (1992-1993)
    • ASU Sun Angel Athlete of the Year (1992-93)
    • Captain (1992-93)
    • GTE Academic All-American (1992-93)
    • 1st Team Academic All-Pac 10 (1991-92 & 1992-93)
       
  • Arizona Juniors Volleyball Club (1986-89, setter)
     
  • Corona del Sol, Varsity Girl's Volleyball Team (1985-89)
    • Inducted into Corona del Sol's Hall of Fame in December 2013 (Jen is humbled to be the first student-athlete ever inducted into the CdS Hall of Fame)
    • Varsity Setter--4 years
    • All-Region & All-City
    • Corona del Sol Athlete of the Year 1988 & 1989
    • Multi-Sport athlete and class Valedictorian

‚ÄčEducation/Other:

  • Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
    1993 Graduate of ASU's Honor's College with a 
    BS in Business (Accounting Major)
  • Worked as a CPA (currently retired) for Arthur Andersen from 1993-1999
  • Married to Rich for 23 years with 4 children: Jessica, Gabby, Nick and Josh
  • CAP I Certified
  • Current Board Member, AZ Region of USA Volleyball
  • Current Board Member, Court One Athletics
  • Corpus Christi Ministry, RE Teacher (2006-2015)
  • Mountain Pointe High School Volleyball Boosters (2012-18)
  • Mountain Pointe High School Volleyball Volunteer Assistant Coach (2013-18)
  • Past Board Member, Ahwatukee Little League