Meet Our Jefferson High School Softball Coaching Staff

Rob Giesen - Varsity Head Coach

Rob Giesen enters his 5th season as 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 on 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 for six years. Rob has coached softball for the BFA and is currently a head coach with the Clutch Hitters club softball program. After gradu-ating 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 17 years. Lauren plays softball at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

Rob Giesen is pleased to announce the following members of the Jags 2023 coaching staff:

John Barta - Assistant Varsity Coach

  • 8 Years Coaching at Jefferson
  • Club Softball Coach
  • 21 Years as Coach & Board Member of the Lakeville South Girls
    Basketball program

Jim Hanson Sr. - Assistant  Varsity Coach

  • 9 Years Coaching at Jefferson
  • 5 Years Coaching at Kennedy
  • Former Club Softball Coach

Allie Voineag - JV Head Coach

  • 1 year coaching at Jefferson
  • 1 Year JV Head Coach at St. Cloud Apollo
  • Bloomington School District DAPE Teacher
  • Club Softball Coach

Genny Duffy - Assistant JV Coach

  • Cretin Assistant Coach (2018)
  • Club Assistant Coach (2010-2015)
  • Played for the University of St. Thomas (2010-2014)
  • Supervisor of Retail Marketing for Starkey Hearing Technologies

Beth Kiene - B Squad Head Coach

  • 18 Years Coaching at Jefferson
  • 3 Years Coaching in Oregon, 5 Years in Wisconsin, including
    1986 & 1987 State Championships
  • Assistant Coach at St. Kates 1 year

Kristin Highum - 9th Grade Head Coach

  • 1 year coaching at Jefferson
  • 20 years of coaching adult softball teams
  • Former Richfield High School Player
  • Staff member at Olson Middle School for the past 9 years

Robbie Perkins  - Assistant 9th Grade Coach

  • 1 year coaching at Jefferson
  • Former Bloomington High School Player
  • Staff member at Olson Middle School