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Jeff Waters 91USC Upstate’s comprehensive education requirements and high standard of academic excellence have shown to prepare graduates well for a variety of careers and life experiences. Jeff Waters ‘91 is no exception. He worked in banking for 12 years before deciding to start his own business. Now co-owner of BSI Insurance in Spartanburg, Jeff credits USC Upstate for teaching him that hard work and persistence are essential to achieving goals.

BSI Insurance is an agency that handles both personal and commercial insurance accounts. Along with graduating from Upstate, Jeff counts starting BSI and making it into a successful business as one of his proudest accomplishments.

Among his favorite memories of Upstate, Jeff recalls playing basketball under his father, former head coach Jerry Waters, during the Rifles’ 50-game winning streak in the Hodge Center that spanned five seasons.

Jeff and wife Tracey are the proud parents of sons Casey and Jody and daughter Kallye. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys golf and lake trips with his family. Continuing in the family tradition, he is also an assistant basketball coach at Chapman High School.