Coaching Staff

Meet Our Jefferson High School Softball Coaching Staff

Rob Giesen - Varsity Head Coach

Rob is a native of New Prague where he was a 3-sport athlete.  He captained both the basketball and baseball teams and was an all-conference pitcher and catcher.  Rob played college baseball at the University of St. Thomas competing as an outfielder and relief pitcher.  

After college, he began his coaching career as a men’s amateur baseball coach and girl’s basketball coach.  He served as the varsity head basketball coach at St. Louis Park High School for six years.  Rob has coached softball for the BFA and is currently a head coach with the Clutch Hitters club softball program.  

After graduating with a degree in business administration, Rob has spent his entire career in management and is currently the Vice President of Operations for Encompass, an engineering firm in Minnetonka.  Rob, his wife Renee, and daughter Lauren have lived in Bloomington for the past 12 years.

John Barta - Varsity Assistant Coach

  • 1 year coaching at Jefferson (Varsity Assistant)
  • 3 years coaching at Jefferson (JV Assistant)
  • Softball Club Coach
  • 15 years as coach and Board member of Lakeville South Girls Basketball program

Jim Hanson Sr. - Varsity Assistant Coach

  • 4 years coaching at Jefferson (Varsity Assistant)
  • 5 years coaching at Kennedy (JV Assistant)
  • Softball Club Coach

Angie Jackson - JV Head Coach

  • 4 years Assistant Coach at St. Ben's
  • All American and two-time MIAC Player of the Year at Bethel
  • Softball Club Coach

Kate Deming - JV Assistant Coach


Beth Kiene - B Squad Head Coach

  • 14 years coaching at Jefferson (JV & B Squad)
  • 3 years coaching in Oregon, 5 years in Wisconsin, including 1986 & 1987 State Championships
  • 1 year Assistant Coach at St. Kate's

Maggie Wendt - 9th Grade Head Coach


Sara Deming - 9th Grade Assistant Coach