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Jeff Berkhof - Head Interim Men's Basketball Coach

Nov. 14, 2006

Jeff Berkhof takes over as head men's interim basketball coach at UW-River Falls for the 2006-07 season.

Berkhof is no stranger to Falcon basketball. He was former Coach Rick Bowen's top assistant for the past nine seasons and a member of the Falcon coaching staff dating back to the 1994-95 season.

During his 12-year span as an assistant coach, Berkhof has held many responsibilities. He has coordinated the Falcon recruiting efforts, directed the Falcon summer basketball camps, and organized scouting / film exchange. He has also had numerous administrative duties and on the floor coaching responsibilities.

While an assistant to the men's basketball program, Berkhof was also the head women's golf coach at UW River Falls from 2002-06. He was named the WIAC women's golf Coach of the Year in 2004 after leading the golf team to a third place finish in the WIAC meet.

Before joining the coaching ranks, Berkhof spent two seasons playing for the Falcons in 1992-94. During his senior season, he was selected to the 1994 All-WSUC team and was chosen Co-MVP and Co-Captain by his teammates.   Before coming to UW-River Falls, Berkhof 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 his time at 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 received his masters of education degree in sport management at the University of Minnesota in 2005. He completed his bachelor of science degree at UW-River Falls with a major in physical education and a minor in athletic coaching in 1994. Berkhof is an instructor in the health and human performance department at UW-River Falls.

Jeff and his wife Jill reside in Hudson. Jill is a UW-River Falls alum and fifth grade teacher at Lake Elmo, Minn. They have one son, Benjamin, who was born in June of 2004.

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The Berkhof File

Year W L Pct WIAC Place
2006-07 10 16 .384 5-11, tie 6th


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