Jeff Berkhof - Men's Basketball Assistant Coach
Jeff Berkhof is entering his 11th season with the Falcon basketball
coaching staff, his eighth as Coach Rick Bowens top assistant. Before
joining the coaching ranks, Jeff spent two seasons playing for Coach Bowen
at UW River Falls. During his senior season, he was selected to the 1993-94
All-WSUC team and was chosen Co-MVP and Co-Captain by his teammates.
In addition to his assistant basketball coaching position, Jeff is the
head womens golf coach and ad-hoc instructor in the Health and Human
Performance Department. In the fall of 2004, Berkhof was named the womens
golf WIAC Coach of the Year.
Along with his on the floor coaching duties and administrative tasks,
he directs the Falcon recruiting efforts, coordinates scouting and film
exchange, and is director of the Falcon summer basketball camps and annual
high school varsity tournament the Great Falcon Shootout.
Before coming to River Falls, Jeff played two years at Worthington Junior
College, in Worthington, Minn. In 1997, he was inducted into the Minnesota
Junior College Athletic Hall of Fame. Prior to Worthington JC, he attended
South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D., and was a member of
the SDSU football squad.
The Hills, Minn. native will finish his Masters of Education degree in
Sport Management at the University of Minnesota in the spring of 2005.
He completed his Bachelor of Science degree at UWRF with a major in physical
education and a minor in athletic coaching. Jeff and his wife Jill, reside
in Hudson. Jill is a UWRF alum and fifth grade teacher at Lake Elmo, Minn.
They have one son, Benjamin, who was born in June of 2004.