University of Houston - Clear Lake (2010)
Jeff Pearce is in his seventh season as an assistant coach with San Jacinto College. He came to San Jac from Galveston College, where he was the Whitecaps’ head coach from 2003-2011, the last years of the program. During his tenure as head coach, Pearce had 15 student-athletes receive all-conference honors, nine receive Academic All-American honors (with a GPA of 3.60 or higher), and five of his eight teams were named Academic Team of the Year, posting a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or higher.
At Galveston College, he served as an academic advisor to his team and maintained a 65 percent graduation rate with his studentathletes over his last five years at the college. Eighty percent of his student athletes transferred on to four-year universities.
In 2007, Pearce was named the Region XIV Coach of the Year. He has also coached at the club level for 10 years at various clubs in the area and is still actively involved in the development of youth volleyball. He also teaches physical education courses at San Jacinto College.
Pearce holds a Bachelor of Science in Fitness and Human Performance from the University of Houston - Clear Lake (UHCL) and is currently pursuing a master’s degree from UHCL. Pearce and his wife, Tiffany, reside in League City. The couple has three children, Keylan (8), Gavin (3) and Gabriel (1).
“I have always pushed my athletes past the point they thought was their limit, on the court and in the classroom. Being here at San Jacinto College has given me a wider range, a bigger stage and vastly more opportunities to explore and continue this practice. Each day seems to open the door to a new and exciting challenge.”
Troy Rabon is in his 11th year as an athletic trainer at San Jacinto College.
Rabon enjoys working at San Jacinto College because of the relationships he is able to build with coaches and student athletes. “It’s easier to develop strong and trusting relationships,” he says. As for his philosophy on athletic training, Rabon states, “I just try to instill in all of my student-athletes that I’m always here to help them.”
Rabon enjoys athletic training because he loves helping people and sports equally. For him, it is the perfect fit.
Prior to coming to San Jacinto College, Rabon worked on the collegiate level at the University of Texas, Texas Tech University and Florida A&M University. He has also worked for the Dallas Cowboys and Atlanta Braves, in addition to a private position as a trainer for U.S. Olympic track and field athletes.
Rabon holds a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Texas, and a master’s degree in Athletic Training from Texas Tech Health Sciences Center (2006). He resides in League City.
Student Assistant Coach
Jyoti returns to her alma mater this season as a student assistant coach. She spent two years on the San Jacinto College volleyball team in 2009 and 2010. As a sophomore, she led San Jac to the national runner-up. Following her time at as a player at San Jac, Ruffin became a certified personal trainer, specializing in sports enhancement. She has also worked as a club volleyball coach in her hometown of Katy, Texas. Ruffin is a published author with her first book released in 2016 and her second in progress.