Jake Bluhm enters his third season
as the head men's and women's volleyball coach at SUNYIT.
Bluhm comes to SUNYIT after serving a three-year stint as the assistant women's volleyball coach for the State University of New York at Cortland, where he also graduated with a Master of Science degree in health education this past February after graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education in December of 2004. During his time there, the team compiled an 89-31 record and made three straight appearances in the SUNYAC conference tournament while advancing to the championship match twice.
In between degrees, Bluhm held various teaching positions in the Albany area before taking over as the head girls' varsity volleyball coach at McGraw High School varsity coach for the 2010-2011 season. He also served two different stints as the junior varsity boys' volleyball coach for South Colonie High School in 2000 and 2007 and has annually participated as a counselor with three different volleyball camps across the Northeast region for the past several years.
The SUNYIT women's volleyball team finished with a 21-13 record in 2011 and made an appearance in the NEAC Tournament semifinals. The men's squad joined the newly formed NEAC Men's Volleyball Conference in 2013, moving over from the United Volleyball Conference (UVC) where the team spent its last two seasons.
In addition to his work at SUNYIT, Bluhm works a number of high profile volleyball camps in the summer, including for the past three years as a camp instructor for 2012 NCAA Women's Volleyball Champion the University of Texas in Austin, TX.
Jennifer Dodge is in her first year as the assistant coach for the SUNYIT Women’s Volleyball Program.
Dodge comes to SUNYIT after two years as the Varsity Head Coach for the Whitesboro High School Women’s Volleyball Team. In 2012 the Warriors won the Section III Championship. For her efforts, Dodge was named both the Class A Section III and CNY Coach of the Year.
Prior to her coaching career, Dodge played for the College of Saint Rose, a Division II program.
Dodge lives in Deerfield, N.Y., with her husband and SUNYIT Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Brent Dodge and their three children.