Jeff Calhoon

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Jeffrey Calhoon

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Catcher Jeff Calhoon played baseball at Azusa Pacific University, Skagit Valley College, and Niagara University. He graduated from the latter in 2013 with a degree in Communication Studies. He later earned his M.A. in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University Irvine.

Calhoon joined the college coaching ranks immediately after completing his undergraduate studies. He was an assistant coach at Westmont College in 2014-2015. During Calhoon's time at Westmont, he helped the team to back-to-back NAIA National Tournament appearances, and a Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) championship. On the individual player level he developed two All-GSAC catchers and one GSAC Gold Glove winner. From Westmont Calhoon moved to the University of California, San Diego as an assistant coach from 2016-2018. He directed the Triton catchers and was the first base coach, while assisting with recruiting, camps, field maintenance, and operations. In 2017, UC San Diego posted a 44-19 overall record as West Region champions and national runners-up. Calhoon helped guide the Tritons to a second successive NCAA Division II West Region title in 2018.[1] After three years with the Tritons Calhoon joined the Point Loma Nazarene University Sea Lions as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the 2019 season.

In July 2019 Biola University hired Calhoon as their head coach and he stayed in that position through the 2022 season. He led the team to its highest-ever NCAA DII ranking reaching No. 8 in the nation. During this three year stretch Calhoon coached five all-conference players, two-all-region players and one all-American, along with an eighth-round draft pick and another MLB free agent signee. Calhoon left Biola to take a job at Campbell University as a volunteer assistant coach in August 2022. The next summer he was promoted to a full-time assistant position. In 2023, Calhoon helped the Camels to a 46-15 record and an appearance in the Columbia Regional final. The team won their second-straight Big South Championship and fifth-straight conference regular season title. Under Calhoon's development, Grant Knipp was named All-Big South First Team as a catcher.[2]

Calhoon left the college coaching ranks in 2024 to take a development coach position with the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, a Low-A team in the Houston Astros organization.