A former Scarlet Knight All-American, Jeff Zaun embarks on his ninth season at Rutgers and sixth as the Associate Head Coach.
After serving in a part-time capacity his first two years, Zaun was elevated to full-time status following the 2002 season and assumed much of the recruiting responsibility. Zaun, who played at Rutgers from 1989-1993, was a part of two Final Four teams and also played in the 1990 NCAA Championship match against UCLA. He earned Atlantic-10 Freshman of the Year honors in 1989 and captained the 1990 and 1991 squads.
Upon his graduation from Rutgers in 1993, Zaun played for the N.Y./N.J. Metrostars for three seasons and was as a member of the Chicago Fire for one season, before spending two seasons competing in the A-League with Lehigh Valley (1999) and Long Island (2000). He served as player/coach for Lehigh Valley in 1999. His professional career, however, was cut short by an injury.
Zaun's collegiate coaching career began in 1994, when he served as an assistant to former Rutgers coach Len Armuth at Drew University. His coaching career, however, was put on hold while he pursued a professional career for the better part of six seasons. Zaun is also a seasoned youth-league coach, having coached several youth and club teams, including the New Jersey Knights.
Zaun grew up in New Jersey, a graduate of Shawnee High School where he earned New Jersey Player of the Year and All-American honors in 1988. Zaun, who currently resides in Basking Ridge, is happily married to his college sweetheart, Christina Mazepa, a former RU gymnast. The two are proud parents of Jeffrey Jr., and daughters Charlotte Gail and Payton Mary Zaun.