Jared Te'o begins his first season with Austin Junior Volleyball after winning back to back Open National Championships at TAV in 2017(17 Open) and 2016(13 Open). As an assistant coach, Jared played a key role in helping to bring home a gold medal with TAV 17 Black who amassed a record of 102-3, and another gold medal with TAV 13 Black the year prior. He spent the 2014 season as an assistant with TAV 18 Black, which won the Open Division in 2 qualifiers(Lone Star and Northern Lights) as well as a top 10 finish at nationals. Jared predominately worked with middle blockers throughout his time at TAV and has trained many middles who've went on to have very successful collegiate careers. A graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington with a bachelor's degree in sociology, as well as a teaching certification, Te'o has also coached middle school volleyball for a few years before returning to the corporate world. As a player, Jared has played and medaled in USAV Adult Nations as a middle blocker and still enjoys travelling around the country to play, as long as his body permits. Jared currently resides in Austin and works full-time in Human Resources.