Asst. Coach Jeff Pedersen '02
Assistant Coach Jeff Pedersen '02
Pedersen returned to Grinnell College in 2008 after serving on the Pioneers’ football staff from 2003-2006. Pedersen is a Grinnell graduate, earning a degree in history in 2002 after which he earned his master’s degree in sports management from the United States Sports Academy. Besides his track and football duties, Pedersen is also head football coach at Grinnell.
Pedersen served as offensive coordinator and head strength and conditioning coach at The Catholic University of America. He also served as tight ends and wide receivers coach at the school from 2006-2007. Prior to that while at Grinnell, Pedersen served as the Pioneers’ offensive coordinator, head strength and conditioning coach and Fitness Center director. Before that, Pedersen was an assistant coach at the University of Chicago for the 2002 season.
A two-time All-America tight end while playing at Grinnell, Pedersen set school records for receptions in a single season. He was also a four-time All-Midwest Conference performer and a participant in the 2001 Division III Aztec Bowl, which pitted D-III All-Stars against the top players in Mexico.
Jeff and his wife Jordan Esbrook ’01 have two daughters, Frances Belle and Nora Jane.
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