After a successful eight-year career as an assistant volleyball coach for the Spartans, Jeanine Haldi began her current role as an academic advisor in February of 2014.
Haldi advises student-athletes on the women’s track & field, cross country and men’s soccer teams as well as offensive football players.
Specifically, Haldi works to ensure student-athletes meet NCAA regulations regarding academic eligibility, assists in career development, performs one-on-one counseling with student-athletes, and advises on general university policies and procedures.
From 2006-12 she was responsible for, among other things, the Spartan volleyball team's academic progress. She spearheaded the teams individual academic plans and strategies, which in 2010, resulted in the highest team grade-point average among all 16 Division I sponsored sports, which San José State sponsored at that time. For her efforts, Haldi was awarded 2010 San José State Assistant Coach of the Year for Academics.
Haldi finished her four-year San José State volleyball playing career in 2002 with 982 digs, which is currently sixth all-time. Considered the first libero in Spartan history, the position was instituted her senior year, Haldi led the 2001 and 2002 team in digs and played in two NCAA tournaments (2000 and 2001) including the 2001 upset of Santa Clara as an opposite and contributed eight block assists in the win.
She remains a staple in local volleyball as the varsity head coach at Soquel (Calif.) High School. She is also the head coach at Vision Volleyball Club in Los Gatos, Calif.
Haldi is a member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association, USA Volleyball, and Northern California Volleyball Association and has coached at the junior college, high school and club level.
A three-time San José State Scholar-Athlete, Haldi graduated in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology and sport management.
During the 2005-06 school year, Haldi worked in the San José State Athletics Department as a compliance assistant while perusing her master's degree in Sport Management from the University of San Francisco.