Jay graduated from University of Washington in 2000 with a B.A. in Liberal Arts. He began his college soccer career at Division 1 Cal State Fullerton before transferring to the University of Washington in 1997. While at UW, the Huskies won back to back conference championships and were ranked #1 in the country for most of the 1998 season. Upon graduation, Jay was drafted by the Seattle Sounders of the A league in 2000. Shortly after Jay moved back to California to begin his coaching career at UCSC with coach Paul Holocher. In 2004, the Banana Slugs made it to the DIII national championship game. Jay has coached youth soccer locally in Santa Cruz for over a decade and has also spent time with the De Anza Force soccer club. Along with former Quakes player Shawn Medved, Jay led the De Anza Force 92 girls to a United States Youth National Championship in 2009. Jay prides himself on learning, leadership, and improving everyday as a coach. Jay completed a NSCAA advanced national diploma in 2005 and USSF B license in 2006. He has recently completed two levels of coaching education with the TOVO Academy in Barcelona, Spain and is currently completing the new US Soccer Federation youth “A” license.