Jeremy grew up in northern Montana, where he earned all-state and all-conference honors in baseball, basketball and football. He was the MVP of his high school baseball team in Milk River, Alberta, and also played American Legion baseball. After high school, Jeremy attended Montana State University-Bozeman where he received a bachelors degree in psychology, was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity, and played for the Bobcats Baseball Club (1993-95).
After college, Jeremy became a professional fly fishing guide and outfitter for Eagle Nest Lodge, one of Montana’s premier guest lodges and the 2007 Orvis Fly Fishing Lodge of the Year. Eagle Nest had more than 80 percent repeat clientele during Jeremy’s tenure, indicating his ability to motivate, instruct, organize and satisfy the most discerning sportsmen. He remains a licensed outfitter and has shared his fishing expertise on ESPN and OLN.
Today, Jeremy operates his own insurance agency, DeVries Insurance, which specializes in group and individual health insurance solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses. Business ownership provides him the flexibility to pursue his other passions: coaching and teaching young athletes. Jeremy has volunteered hundreds of hours coaching youth sports teams in Billings, including the state champion 2014 Boulder Arrowhead 11/12 majors baseball team. In 2011, his Little League team won the district tournament of champions, going undefeated 28-0. Currently, Jeremy is currently president of Yellowstone Youth Football (formerly Billings Little Guy Football), a tackle football league serving more than 860 kids.
Jeremy says, “Athletics is the single best thing to happen to me as a young adult. It kept me disciplined, focused, and driven for success. It taught me how to be resilient through adversity and how to avoid unproductive distractions. I feel a strong obligation to share these lessons with others! I’d like to thank the BALB board for the opportunity to help develop strong young men in Billings through the game of baseball.”
Jeremy lives in Billings with his wife Kori, and their 2 sons, Ryan, (12) and Cole (15).