Jeff Boss becomes the second head coach of Concordia's men's and women's swimming and diving teams, and will begin his first athletic season in 2012-13 as the program enters its sixth year of existence.
Boss comes to Concordia most recently from Mission Viejo High School and Sprint Club Swimming. He has been the head coach of the boys' swimming and diving team at Mission Viejo since 2001 and the girls' squads since 2008. Boss is the founder of Sprint Club Swimming, a USA Swimming chartered swim club, and has been at the helm since its creation in 2010.
While at Mission Viejo, Boss' teams won the CIF-SS Division I Championship in 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, and 2003. They were Runners-Up in 2004 and 2002. He coached 42 CIF Individual State Champions and tutored 154 National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association High School All-Americans. Boss has mentored 29 NISCA Academic All-Americans. The LA Times ranked his boys' team #1 in 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003, and 2002 and his girls' team #1 in 2008. The OC Register tabbed his squads #1 in 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003, and 2002. Boss was the Los Angeles Times' Swimming Coach of the Year in 2002, the California Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 2004, NHSADCA National Coach of the Year Finalist 2007, and OC Register Coach of the Year 2008.
At the Sprint Club, he has coached swimmers to SCS Age Group and Junior Olympics titles, and SCS and National Top 10 achievements. He has placed swimmers on the Pacific Quad Team, had representatives in the SCS Swim Festival and the North American Age Group Challenge Cup team.
From 2003-2010 he coached the Mission Viejo Nadadores, a USA Swimming Gold Medal Club. Boss began his head coaching career with the men's swimming team at NCAA Division I University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, IA from 1981-1983. While at UNI, Boss was also an adjunct professor of physical education and aquatics. He was the founder and head coach of Hawkeye Master's Swimming, who became Iowa State Champions. Boss was also a member of the Executive Committee of the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.
Boss had a decorated collegiate swimming career under legendary coach James E. ‘Doc' Counsilman at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN from 1974 to 1978. His teams competed in NCAA National Championships his first three years and won Big Ten Championships all four years. He participated in the Olympic Swim Trials in 1972 and 1976. After completing his degree, he became a graduate assistant and assistant coach with the men's swimming team at Ball State University in Muncie, IN.
Boss' teaching credentials are extensive. He was a resource specialist in special education at Silverado Continuation High School in Mission Viejo, CA, and taught physical education at Mission Viejo High School. He was an adjunct professor at the University of Northern Iowa and taught courses in physical education at Ball State University as a graduate assistant.
He graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor's in kinesiology, and earned his Master of Art's degree in physical education from Ball State University.
Boss is certified with the NISCA, American Swimming Coaches Association, USA Swimming, Red Cross, and Heartsaver. He maintains a membership with NISCA, ASCA, College Swimming Coaches Association of America, and the World Swimming Coaches Association.
Jeff is married to Margaret, whom he met in college. They have two sons and one daughter. His oldest, Tyler, 27, is a commercial diver in Houston, TX. His other son Bobby, 24, is married to Kelly and the couple lives in San Luis Obispo and work for a mental services company. Jeff's daughter Haley, 21, works for the Hilton Corporation in The Woodlands, TX.