Bears promote director of operations to assistant coach
Jeremiah Tiffin joined Jim Barnes' staff in February 2013 as Director of Operations, but was promoted to assistant coach and recruiting coordinator entering into the 2014 season.
Tiffin, a 2005 graduate of Baylor, was involved with men's club volleyball as a player / coach as an undergraduate and took that experience immediately to his professional career with 10 years of coaching experience at the club and collegiate levels.
Tiffin comes to Baylor after three years as head coach at Hill College in Hillsboro, Texas. He compiled a 51-55 overall record in three seasons making the playoffs all three seasons and finished no worse than third in the conference standings each year.
Seven players earned first-team all-conference at Hill under Tiffin's direction, and he coached the conference's Defensive Player of the Year three straight years.
Prior to being the head coach, Tiffin was the assistant at Hill for two seasons from 2009-2010 where he helped lead the team to two-straight conference championship appearances.
His first coaching stint at the college level came at Arkansas State where he was a volunteer coach. His responsibilities included advanced scouting, game-tape exchange and on-floor instruction. Arkansas State went 21-14 and finished second in the Sun Belt Conference in his only season with the team in 2006.
Tiffin has been active at the club level in Waco coaching Baylor's women's club volleyball team since 2003. During that time his club teams tallied 10 consecutive top 20 national finishes, culminating with him being named the 2013 NCVF National Coach of the Year. He also coaches 16 and 17-year old club teams in the Waco area.
He received his bachelor's degree in education in 2005 and followed with a master's in sport pedagogy in 2007.