Meet Your Captains

Meet Your Captains

Our Captains’ goals are to help players grow and to create a spirit of inclusiveness among all frisbee players

Jeff & Clyde

Jeff Rose has been playing in the Gainesville Ultimate for nearly 10 years (with a brief hiatus for a new ACL). A friend encouraged him to sign up for league shortly after he moved to The Swamp in 2012, and, the rest, as they say, is history. He’s honored and proud to be serving as commissioner for such an incredible community, and is grateful to all the other volunteer leaders for the time, work, and emotional investment they put into constantly improving and growing our league, and working to expand our positive impact on the community of Gainesville. When not playing ultimate, you can find Jeff bangin’ chains, playing with his dog, wife and baby boy, and (hopefully more of this now than in recent years) traveling the globe to explore new and exciting destinations.Clyde is still somewhat new and fresh to the GNV Ulty scene but a veteran of the sport. He’s very excited to be a first time captain. When Clyde not chasing flying plastic around you can catch him exploring the great outdoors or tapping his toes to some good tunes with his wife and daughter.

Asa & Devon

Asa has been playing ultimate for over 10 years now. She began playing with the UF women’s Ultimate team FUEL and is now coaching the UF Women’s team DIESEL. Asa has been playing with GNV Ulty League for many seasons now and this is her second time captaining a team. Devon: Hello y’all! I am a 4th year Data Science major at UF. This is equally my 4th year playing frisbee, and my 5th league season. I like to have fun playing blackjack, working as a bartender, or stargazing at Kissimmee prairie park. I hope to have a great time captaining this league season! Asa and Devon can not be more excited to meet their team and start their captaining careers with GNV Ulty by bringing home the championship trophy!

Zach & Michelle

Zach and Michelle first met playing Gainesville pickup in 2009, though each had been playing for many years prior to even that. They’ve been active in various areas of Florida ultimate for well over a decade. From captaining league teams, coaching college groups and competing with various club teams, their combined frisbee experience is vast (i.e. they’re old). Outside of ultimate, Zach is a software developer and spends his days staring at a screen. Michelle works as a veterinarian and reportedly pets puppies and kittens all day. When they’re not on the field, they’re chasing two toddlers in opposite directions, and you will see both little minions at the fields each week.

Joe & Billy

Joe & Billy are captaining together for the first time this season. These guys bring the fun, experience and hammers to gnv ulty league. When Joe is not sporting pink on the grassy knolls of citizens park he can be found just over the wall saving lives at the pool. Billy Field has been playing ultimate for about 7 years. He started his career playing for the Florida A team and then starting playing more ultimate like league and Vicious Cycle. In his free time, you can find Billy playing board games, hanging out with his girlfriend and their two beautiful cats, playing pool, or being the best Mario Kart player in Gainesville. Billy can’t wait to captain for the first time and show the whole league his new and improved flick, taught by the frisbee guru himself, Joe Fleury.

Jess & Nathan

Jess and Nathan are both captaining for the first time and what they lack in captaining experience, they make up for in HYPE! While both are regular attendees of pick-up around GNV (, they are both fairly new to the town. Jess hails from across the ocean (Wales, NOT England) and Nathan from across the continent (California)! Research in pain and exercise is what brought Jess to the weird, wild, and wonderful state of Florida and Nathan moved here with his beautiful wife for graduate school last year and loving their decision.  When not playing league on Sundays, you can find Jess playing more Frisbee, partaking in trivia, checking out some live music, exploring Florida state parks, stuffing her face at Boca Taco Tuesday or Loosey’s Burger Wednesdays, and getting an ice cold beverage at Vecinos (#supportlocal). Similarly, Nathan can also be found playing additional Frisbee with a side of more Frisbee, reading a gripping fantasy novel, slowly exploring the great eats of Gainesville, or cuddling with either of his two cats, Pewter and Hammie!

Bonnie & Ben

Ben has been playing ultimate since he was 18 and has developed from a clumsy highschooler skating around in tennis shoes to a clumsy neurologist with joint pain skating around in cleats. He enjoys trying very hard at Frisbee and hopes you will too!

Bonnie started playing ultimate to impress Ben when they first met as juniors in undergrad. She counts professionally for one of the biggest counting houses in the world and is far too busy counting while she watches Bravo’s “Below Deck: Down Under” to write her own blurb.

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If you have questions, would like additional information about Gainesville Ultimate Frisbee, or would like to get involved please contact us to let us know!