Jake Barreau is in his first season as a volunteer assistant coach with the Badgers. He will assist with video and scouting as well as on-court duties.
"Jake has an `I'm ready to do anything' attitude in and around the gym," Sheffield said."He'll have a variety of roles for us including being very active with compiling our statistics and putting together our video.He's been around the program the past couple of years and has club coaching experience, so we are pleased to have a `do-it-all' guy like Jake involved with the program."
A native of Portage, Wis., Barreau played on the UW men's club team for four years, earning second-team all-conference and all-tournament honors in 2012. He was named the 2010 and 2011 Big Ten Men's Volleyball Association Defensive Player of the Year with his team being ranked as high as fourth nationally.
On the bench, Barreau coached at Monona Grove High School for three seasons, turning around a program that won only eight matches in 2010 to a 15-win season in 2011. He coached 10 all-tournament and 10 all-conference players in his three years.
"I'm very excited to be working with the Badgers," said Barreau. "The new staff brings a whole new energy to the team. I just want to be a sponge and absorb everything I can from the coaches."
Barreau also coached with Capital Volleyball Academy for three years. He served as the assistant coach for the 17 Red team that finished third at the AAU Nationals in 2012. He also coached the 16 Red team and 15 Navy team.
On the college level, Barreau coached the UW women's club team that was ranked first nationally by National Collegiate Volleyball Federation (NCVF) coaches. The team was 24-0 in 2012-13 and won the NCVF National Championship in 2012.
Barreau graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2013 with degrees in business administration and Spanish. Badger volleyball runs in his family as Barreau is the nephew of former Badger Andrea York and the cousin of former Badger Megan Mills.