Jeff Lamm is in his third season at the helm of the University of Tampa beach volleyball team, after becoming the first coach in program history, announced in 2017. Lamm was named head coach after spending 15 seasons as an assistant coach with the indoor Tampa volleyball team. This is Lamm’s 22nd year coaching volleyball at the high school, club, and collegiate levels. He has also served as the assistant director of Tampa Volleyball Camps since coming to the school.
In just the second season of beach volleyball at UT, Lamm led his squad to the 2019 AVCA Small College National Championship. With the title, UT became the first school in history to win a national championship both indoors and on the beach in the same season. The Spartans finished the season with a 20-10 record, and received votes for the national poll. The Spartan schedule included a total of 18 NCAA Division I opponents, with Tampa posting 20 wins with a top-flight schedule.
In the inaugural season, Lamm led the Spartans to a winning record of 14-10 and took the squad to their first AVCA Small College Championships where they finished fourth.
In 2011, Lamm was honored by the American Volleyball Coaches Association of America (AVCA) as its National Assistant Coach of the Year.
With the indoor team, he won his second national championship with the Spartans in 2014 with a 3-0 sweep over Southwest Minnesota State in the title match. UT was 34-1 on the season, which included a perfect 16-0 showing in the Sunshine State Conference. Additionally, Berkley Whaley was honored as the National Player of the Year as he coached alongside National Coach of the Year Chris Catanach.
Prior to the 2006 season, Lamm was promoted from assistant coach to associate head coach. As the top assistant, Lamm helped the Spartans to the program’s first NCAA II national championship.
Lamm has enjoyed success at every level, including his stint as the first assistant for TEAM FLORIDA, a USA High-Performance team that won the gold medal in 2004 at the High Performance Championships. In 2003, he was named the USAV Florida Region Coach of the Year for his work with the Tampa Bay Junior Volleyball Club, where he has served as head coach for the past four years.
Prior to his arrival at UT, Lamm spent one year as the top assistant at Rollins College, and also coached high school volleyball at Riverview (Sarasota), Cardinal Mooney, and Cypress Creek. He has also coached at several USA Developmental and High Performance camps.
Lamm has a degree from Valencia College. He is married and resides in Tampa with his wife Jess and sons Brady and Caden and daughter Charlotte.