Jeff was born in Brodhead, Wisconsin, on May 25, 1949 to Al and Ruth Jubie. He graduated from Brodhead High School in 1967 where he played football, basketball, track, and baseball. Jeff was captain of the football team and the basketball team. Jeff was named the MVP of the football team and was selected to the All-Conference team three years in a row.
Jeff graduated from UW-Whitewater in 1971 with a B.S.E. and began working in the Brodhead school district. While working for the Brodhead school district Jeff was employed as assistant varsity football coach for thirty-eight years (and still counting), seventeen years as assistant varsity basketball coach, head baseball coach for several years, as well as serving as head golf coach for several years. Jeff was awarded Assistant Coach of the Year for the Rock Valley Conference and also Assistant Coach of the Year for District 17.
When Jeff was not coaching he was umpiring varsity baseball and girl's varsity softball at the high school level and also refereeing boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball. Jeff was also a member of the Brodhead Lions Club and served as Tail-twister, Vice President, and President of the club.
The Brodhead football program has been a co-op program for the past twenty-eight years with Juda High School, which makes the program one of the longest running co-ops in the state. The Brodhead-Juda co-op has won eight Conference Championships and finished State Runners-up in 2003 and 2010 in division four. Also, the co-op has been in the state playoffs for twenty consecutive years, which is one of the longest streaks in the state.