Born: July 28, 1963
Died: February 11, 2014
He was a 1981 graduate of Maysville High School and a 1987 graduate of Missouri State. Coach Giles was employed by U.S.D. 239 in 1987 where he was still coaching and teaching. He was united in marriage with Dina Stanley on July 1, 1989. He was the head high school football coach, junior and senior high head wrestling coach, and he coached junior and senior high track all at the Minneapolis Junior Senior High School. He was the recipient of the first Officials Sportsmanship Coach of the Year in 2002 and he was also awarded 3-2-1 A Coach of the Year that same year. Coach Giles was also the founder of the Ottawa County Wrestling Club. In the summer, he was often found painting houses. Jeff had such a strong work ethic. First and foremost, Jeff was a devoted man to God. Secondly, his wife, daughters, and family were his life. When he wasn’t coaching, they spent time together doing numerous activities. He was more than a coach; he was a mentor to so many students and adults. Coach Giles will leave a legacy and his walk as a Christian man will never be forgotten.He was an active member of the First Covenant Church in Salina.