Jamie Burke returns for her 13th season as the head coach of the Keuka College softball team for the 2018 season. Burke has helped vault the program to elite status through her 12 years.
Burke has compiled an overall record of 257-119-1 through 12 seasons and has guided the team to seven North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) titles and NCAA Tournament appearances.
During the 2017 campaign, the Wolves went 27-11 (23-1 NEAC) but fell in the NEAC Championship game. Bringing home North Division Player and Rookie of the Year was freshman Jessie Hammers. Hammers also received Second Team Offensive All-American by Fastpitch News. Fellow freshman Colleen Mooney was honored as the NEAC North Division Pitcher of the Year. Both freshman Jessie Hammers and Colleen Mooney were named Second Team All-Northeast Region by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.Both Hammers and Mooney were also named First Team All-Conference as was junior Katelyn Warren. Rounding out the postseason awards for Keuka College was outfielder Samantha Blum.
In November of 2008, Buke and her father, Jim, were inducted into the Section V Basketball Hall of Fame. She is the second leading scorer in the history of Section V girl’s basketball with 2,458 points and the first girl in Section V to eclipse 2,000 career points.
Before that, Burke coached the Prattsburgh’s high school softball team to a pair of Section 5 Class D championships and five straight Steuben County League Division II titles.
The 2003 Sportswriters and Coaches Organization for Girl’s Sports (NYSSCOGS) Class D Softball Coach of the Year, Burke also served as head girl’s basketball coach at Prattsburgh. She led the Vikings to the Section 5 Class D title in 2003.
Burke also coached at the collegiate level, assisting in both women’s basketball and softball at SUNY Geneseo from 1998-1999.
Burke received a bachelor of science degree in physical education from Canisius College in 1998 and a master of science degree in sports management from the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, Ala in 2010.
She was a member of the Canisius College women’s basketball team from 1995-98 and was selected to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) All-Academic Team from 1996-98.
A standout athlete at Prattsburgh, she held the national high school record for batting average in softball from 1993 to 2000, and holds various New York State basketball records.