Oklahoma head volleyball coach Lindsey Gray-Walton rolled out her coaching staff for the 2018 season on January 22, 2018. Jake Barreau was a part of Gray-Walton's inaugural staff along with Megan Pendergast and Kyle Walton.
Barreau was an assistant coach for the Missouri State Bears for four seasons after joining the program in 2014. He worked extensively with MSU’s defensive players, helping the Bears rank fifth nationally in total digs in 2015 and eighth in 2016. During Barreau’s tenure, the Bears accumulated 98 wins, three NCAA Tournament trips and the 2016 and 2017 MVC regular season title.
Barreau was a recipient of the American Volleyball Coaches Association Thirty Under 30 Award in 2016. This award is given annually to thirty up-and-coming volleyball coaches under 30 years old in the sport at all levels of the game. In March 2017, Barreau also worked on the statistical crew at the U.S. Women’s National Team Open Tryouts.
Before joining the MSU staff, Barreau was a volunteer assistant for Wisconsin’s NCAA runner-up team for the 2013 season. Working for his alma mater, Barreau prepared scouting videos and assisted in practice drills. Barreau spent the spring of 2014 as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Chicago State before joining MSU.
Prior to reaching the collegiate coaching ranks, Barreau was the head girl’s volleyball coach at Monona Grove High school in Monona, Wis., for three years. As an undergraduate at Wisconsin, Barreau was extensively involved in the club volleyball programs.
A native of Portage, Wis., Barreau graduated from Wisconsin in 2013 with degrees in marketing and Spanish.