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Jen Baklenko

Volleyball Coach

Jen Baklenko

Jen comes to Sports Academy with an unmatched passion for the game of volleyball. She has coached at all levels of volleyball from Little Spikers, to 3 high school programs, 7 clubs, 3 D1 NCAA programs and loves to share her passion and knowledge for the game that has been her life’s work.  Jen was a club director for 3 different clubs and contributed at the USAV Regional level both as the High Performance Head Beach Coach, and has coached High Performance indoor camps as well.  In 2014 she helped the University of Washington get the sand program off the ground as they started their first beach season. She is IMPACT certified in both beach and indoor and is Beach CAP certified.

Jen played and coached at the University of San Diego, where she was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Year. She has played professionally both indoors and on the beach on the following tours: WPVA, 4-man Pro Beach Tour, NVA, MPVA, AVA and the USPV, as well as being the captain for the Puget Sound Region’s PVL team in 2012. She was on the Gold Medal teams for the East team at the Olympic Festival and the 2000 USPV Millennium Cup. Jen was the tour MVP for the MPVA and the team captain of the USPV team.

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